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2000 Ford Explorer 4x4, 2 Door - Front End Vibration

My 2000 Ford Explorer Sport started producing a loud vibration in the front end after a long drive on the highway. It sounds like a deep vibration and starts up at very slow speeds, increasing in frequency as I speed up. It gets its loudest around 45-55 MPH and starts to die down between 55-65 MPH (but is still definitely noticeable) and picks back up as I get closer to 70. The sound goes away completely when I take left turns with some speed (when the left side is unloaded from the weight of the vehicle).
I was initially told by a friend that it was most likely the wheel bearings on the front left wheel causing the noise, so we changed out the entire hub assembly for the front left wheel, but that did not solve the problem.

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Try changing out the other side,,,,

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This is a wheel bearing problem, have first hand knowledge of this because I am a Ford dealer mechanic, the give away to all wheel bearing noise issues is the unloading of the bearing when turning, the unloaded wheel tha gets quite is the one that is defective.

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    are you sure u changed the right (the bad one) bearing assembly, also rotate the tires.

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Check your tires! make sure the balance is correct also you might want to replace the other hub (this could be caused by both left and right sides) check tires for damage or broken belts!

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