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Whining sound I have a F-150 2006 4X4. I have probably put it in 4 wheel 1 or 2 times. When I drive, the vehicle makes a whining sound, best way to describe it is that it sounds like an airplane propeller (obvoiusly not that loud). The sound is inconsistent. When I brake the vehicle shakes slightlty. I have about 40,000 miles on it. The service man said maybe the berrings but I'm not for sure. Is the problem my tires?

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  • jmtarbe May 22, 2009

    The noise seems to be coming from the front, it sounds MAYBE that it's coming from the tires.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the shake is out of true brake rotors, the sound is anyone's guess, u are to vague on that.

  • nawolfpa
    nawolfpa Sep 20, 2012

    i have kinda the same problem with my GMC sonoma, its not all the time to get it to stop i slow down almost to a stop and get a kinda thumb and it stops almost sounds like something is engaging or something. i think it has something to do with my 4 wheel drive . any ideas.

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They do whine in four wheel drive but not in two wheel drive normally

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