I have a 2004 Ford Expedition, sometimes when I turn left, or right, it sounds like the tires are rubbing on the frame or something. I checked the Power Steering fluid and it seems fine, and nothing is actually rubbing or touching. Any ideas? I don't want to go and have a bunch of stuff checked and my regular mechanic just retired.
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Re: 04 Expedition Front end Noise?
Did you recently have new tires or rims put on? because it sounds like your tires are rubbing on your wheel well/mud flaps. if that's the case you'll either need to: downsize the tires/rims, remove the plastic covering the wheel well (not the body panel of course), or you could always get a lift haha :)....hope this helps ya out, good luck!
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One or more of your tires are no good.
How to check this is : hard to explain.. but will try.. Rub your hand on top the tire... If you are on the passenger side of car rub them counterclockwise and drivers side clockwise... If the tread is bumpy, it will make that noise... If the treads are smooth, then the tire or tires ar o.k.
Suggest you jack the truck up and support it on the frame. Then have someone get in and start and turn the wheel slowly in both directions. Also take a close look for rub signs in the wheel wells, if the tires are bigger than recommended, they could rub when turning tightly.
If the noise is only when the vehicle is moving it sounds lek you have a bad wheel bearing. You can inspect ford move ment or play shaking the tires up and down and left to right while lifted up on hoist or jack. If there is no movement doesn't necesarily mean the bearings are okay, however if there is movement in bearing replace and drive again. Antoher way to determine Which wheel bearing is bad is to drive and turn to the left, if the noise gets louder than it mens the rightside wheel bearung is bad. If you turn to the right and noise gets louder replace driver side front wheel bearing. Also Rub your hands across your tires, does it feel wavy or uneven, you could have cupped tires, I DON'T KNOW HOW NEW THEY are but cupped tires will also make this noise. One way to see if it is the tires is to do a rotate If noise changes at all then you no its a tire causing noise. Hope this helps.