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Front passenger wheel collapsed still attached but leaning inward

Was making a horrible grind growling noise

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SOURCE: NOISE FROM FRONT WHEEL WHEN TURNING LEFT

you may need to replace ur inner tire rod ends if the problem occurs during turns, if it is always or when braking it could be outer

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Scraping grinding noise in front passenger side

hi, you could be right but their is also something else it could be if the brake disk and pads are low then this could also be causing the noise check for any grroves in the brake disk if their are grooves then this needs replacing along with the pads.

If your pads are ok then check their is no rust along the outer edge of the disk as this can cause the noise also if their is a build up of rust running along the outer edge of disk then gently tap this off with small hammer then with the wheel jacked up off the floor spin it with your hand and listen for the noise.
Also try wiggling the wheel as if you was trying to turn it by hand and check for any play also do this from top to bottom as well any play would indicate bearing failure.

Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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SOURCE: grinding noise in front wheel just changed pads not pads

sound like front wheel bearings badly worn.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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SOURCE: i have 95 ford f150 my front wheels are leaning

Some lean can be normal, but if you are noticing it after owning the truck for awhile you are right to be concerned.

If you know how to check the balljoints, check them for excessive movement. Also look at your tierod ends. If it has been some time since you had an alignment now would be a good time to do it. The parts have to be tight to hold a good alignment.
Most places will do an estimate first before the repair. This will give you a chance to change out the parts you feel comfortable about and save a little money.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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SOURCE: fordf150 making grinding noise in the front

probably needs an "iwe" solenoid.
iths the vacuum solen oid that controls the 4x4 vacuum hubs,
they leak vacuum and cause partial engagement of the hubs.
thats probably the noise your hearing.
i think ford has a tsb 06-08-15
6L3Z-9E441-A IWE Solenoid

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