Question about 1997 Ford Aspire
Hi, this could be one of several things:
1, check brake pads on front have not wore down to the metal if the have they need replacing.
2. if brakes are good and have loads of pad left on them then you need to get the wheel bearing checked this would need jacking up off floor and see if their is any play or movement when you wiggle the wheel about with your hands.
The chances are if the break pads are both good either side at the front then its going to be the wheel bearing.
If the brake pads are worn down one side more than the other then the brake caliper could be stuck on causing the noise but if the pads have even wear then it all points to the wheel bearing.
Its best you get a pro from a garage to look at it as it can be dangerous if the wheel bearing collapses completely then this could cause the wheel to fall off and at high speed could be a real nasty crash.
Even at low speed if the wheel falls off your looking at thousands of pounds or dollars to fix where as a wheel bearing can be brought for next to nothing and wouldnt cost to much to replace.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
It sounds like you have a wheel bearing going out. Get it replaced before it tears your spindle up.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Grinding noise in front end
Had the exact same problem, on a used 2003 Protege ES with 82,000 miles that I purchased.
Started with the loud "road noise" I thought well maybe thats just the sound that it makes.
And then noticed that it varies when turning.
This will continue to get worse and then your abs light will come on when it gets bad enough to trigger the sensor..
It turned out to be a bad wheel bearing.
Take it to a shop and have an experienced mechanic check it out. Its repairable.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
3 things to check:
Worn disc brake pads, grinding against the rotor.
You posted grinding gets worse turning to the right, the problem is the driver side wheel, but it would be best to have both wheeles checked.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
You need new drive shaft assemblies (AKA halfshafts) which include both inner and outer CV joints and shafts. And although it's normal for only the passenger side wheel to spin in forward gear when in snow or mud, the drivers side should spin when the wheels are in the air. You either have a sticking brake caliper or bad wheel bearing on the drivers side. With 300K on your Hyundai the cost of the repair is more than the car is worth. Sell it for parts and buy a new car.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
Two things maybe your problem:1 .Front axle actuator to engage 4wd is not releasing. 2. Front axle u-joint needs replacing. Lift car on jacks with front end off ground. Then spin tires by hand as fast as you can and see if you hear the noise and where it is coming from ( spin in both directions).
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you! It was the actuator that was causing the problem."
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