2-7-09 both front brakes and tires were replaced. 2-8-09 heard funny sound from front driver side wheel. It sound like rubbing in wheel area. investegated, found nothing. shop was closed so I couldn't take back until next day after work. 2-9-09 got off from work started my way to shop on highway. Noise got worst, smoke came from jeep. pulled over. finally got it to shop. next day was told bearings was damaged and my transdifferentrial was blown. is it a quincedence or foul play.
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Re: foul play or not
Sounds like foul play but we must be sure, are the tires that were installed the exact same size as the rear? they have to be in order for the vehicles powertrain to run correctly, if they are not the same size then that is the reason for your problem. Where was the smoke coming from? Front of vehicle or under neath? and what caused the transdifferencial to go bad? did the tell you. do some research for me and we will get this taken care of. and ask them to explain how they know the trans differencial is bad and let me know.thanks
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Have you not looked over the brakes & even taken things apart, looking for & eliminating brakes as an issue? Checked drive axles,joints,etc. Tires won't make a noise & brakes are not near the wheel, to touch anything New wheel hubs are ruined by mechanics obsessed with those air driven impact guns,you need to use a torque wrench on the axle nut of a new bearing
First check wheel bearing. Jack front end up lifting tires off ground and see if the wheel moves by pulling on the sidewall part of wheel from top and pushing bottom towards the car does this back and forth if there is play, wheel bearing could need replaced. Take tire off and check for loose brakes, loose calipers, loose dust shields , etc. everything except rotor should be tight.
If its not the bearing and your Mercury is front wheel drive, it could be the "CV" joints.
It could be both....
Is the wheel rubbing the brake caliper?
Is something like the wheel well liner rubbing the tire(airflow pushing it into tire)?
Jack the tire off the ground and rotate it by hand. Push in & out at the top, sides, and bottom of the tire. Little or no play is considered acceptable. If you get a "clunking" sound and/or a lot of play the bearing(s) are bad. (If front wheel drive, chock rear tires, put transmission in neutral so you can rotate tire.)
on that vehicle it,s replacement remove wheel remove brake caliper and pads remove brake caliper mount if you look on back side of spindle around area where axle comes thru you have three or four bolts remove bolts remove axle nut and hub bearing assembly comes off re-install in reverse order if this vehicle has 4 wheel abs unhook any wheel speed sensors
It sounds like a bad bearing on the right side hub. you can check this by raising the front of the car till the tires are off the grond. Grab the tire and try to wiggle it up and down and front to back if there is any play replace the bearing. check both sides
usually noise complaint can be pretty tricky to repair. especially if its intermittent. since you say it only when its cold my first guess would have to be a wheel bearing. some other things you can check is how the tires are wearing. when you rub your hand along the tread is it smooth or does the tread catch your hand. if your tires aren't wearing smooth noise complaints can be heard while slightly turning, braking, or even accelerating.also if its a wheel bearing you can lift the vehicle up in the rear (turn off your dsc) and run the rear tires up to speed. usually you can hear a loud wheel bearing. also you can drive the vehicle and swerve back and forth and see if the nosie changes. depending on which side of the vehicle suspension is being loaded
hi how are you.there is a couple of things that will cause a rubbing sound.if it is a high pich sound then look at your dust cover behind your brake rotor.a low pich or a growling noise check your wheel bearing/hub assembly.with wheel off the ground wiggle it side to side and up and down you will have alot of play.or there is something hitting the tire.
A noise like that in brakes are not something to guess at, or play around with. Call the place that did the brake job, and explain to them what happened. My guess is that they will come to you, or advise you to very carefully bring it to them for a look. Might have been a stone wedged or something but don't take the chance, have it looked at, a.s.a.p. and don't drive it if you don't have to until then.