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My 2001 Ford Escape is making a loud sound (sort of sounds like I'm driving on snow tires, which I'm not). The tires don't appear to have any problems and the car does not favor one side. Could this be a wheel bearing problem?

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Next time you're going down the road and it's making that noise, just turn slightly to one direction, and then the other. If the noise disappears temporarily, it's probably a wheel bearing.

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