Question about 2006 Ford Ka Streetka
Sound like rubbing sandpaper coming from steering wheel and noticed a leak of some kind from driver side
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem that based on interner research is common for Fords trcuks/suvs. The common problem fro rear humming "rubbing"sound might be the rear wheel bearings/seal. These will need to be replaced as it will progressivly get worse and the noise louder and eventually the bearings can sieze. I would hesitate to take to a ford dealer if I were you as it can run $500-900. Take to mechanic that knows how to replace wheel bearings and seals. My mechanic replaced them for about $150. and the bearing and seals are around $40. A good way to test this is to raise the wheel were you can freely spin by hand...if does not spin or there is a lot of friction then it might be the wheel bearings.
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
SOURCE: Rubbing/grinding noise
Usually the strut bearing will make this noise upon turning a corner and hitting a rut or pot hole when turning. A wheel bearing will make a low pitched whinning sound constantly
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
Sounds like you have a IWE that the gears are ground down, or a bad vacuum line to that side.
This could have been caused by the IWE ( Integrated Wheel End ) solenoid ) TSB :
You can check the vacuum line with a vacuum pump and gauge tester, just to be sure, but considering it is grinding while in 4WD, I would say the IWE needs to be replaced on that side. Maybe change the IWE solenoid while you are doing the work ( it will be a rounding error on the total cost )
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
Check the ends of your rack & pinion for signs of a leak. If a leak is present, replace the rack & pinion. If no leaks, maybe your power steering pump is going out.
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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