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Makes a humming noise, louder when faster and turning

I drive a 1994 Ford Ranger, 4x4. For about 3 days now I have noticed a annoying humming sound that seems to come from my floor boards. It can be heard best with the windows all up. It gets louder when I turn right. I originally thought it was my tires so I had all four replaced and balanced. That didn't help. I believe now that it's my wheel bearings. I put it on a lift and checked each tire and this is what I found. -Both rear tires seem to be able to be pulled out or pushed in a little but neither rock up/down left/right. Spin fine. -Driver side front tire does not rock up/down left/right. Spins fine. After taking wheel off I could hear a very faint clicking noise coming from the hub area when I spun it. -Passenger side front tire does not rock up/down left/right. Squeaks rather loud when spun (has been squeaking for awhile before this problem) and seems to catch slightly on something every time it spins around. I have mechanics on base that are willing to do the repair but I need to know what the problem is and what parts I need to buy. Any help on what could be the problem/problems and ways that I can check for it would be of great help. Thanks.

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Check u-joints

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SOURCE: 2000 Ranger front end squeaks

There's a bunch of rubber to metal connections under your truck. Suspension parts, body mounts, sway bars, etc. See if you can find rubber lubricant in a spray. In the good old days, mechanics would do that for you when you got a lube job. Speaking of lube jobs, your truck does have ball joints. If it doesn't have lube fittings, see if you can get some put in. After nine years, your ball joints could be worn out, too. If you get new ones, try to get ones with lube fitttings.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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Take a bar of soap at touch it on the side of belt when it is running. Becareful!!! or spray some WD40 on it. Should stop it. If not it must be something wrong with whatever it is running. If that is a serpentine belt spray it. Soap is good on v-belts.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Truck makes humming sound, volume increases with speed and turn

Wheel bearings is my guess. Confirm this by jacking the vehicle up with wheels on and check for play. Grab the tire by the top and bottom and wiggle it in and out, the will be excessive play. Given the fact that you gave a clear explination i am almost certain its bearings. You will need to purchace new bearings(Inner and Outer), Hub Seals, and possibly a possibly an axle seal kit for the 4x4 drive axle (they get old and stick to the axle durring disassembly) and keep in mind that to get the outter races of both bearings in the hub need to be "Pressed" out a a machine shop, or by any shop that might have a press.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I am hearing a clicking noise from the front end,

Get the cv joint checked.It sounds like that is the problem.I would also look at the brakes.If the sound is worst when you turn right,it may be the cv.This is on a left hand drive vehicle.I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Any idea of what causes squeaking in front end of

Just about any moving part will do this if they become worn or void of lubrication or built up with rust. Ball joints, tie rod ends, stabilizer links, shock mounts being the most common.
Sometimes hard to tell which one is making the noise as sound travels so quickly through a solid.
I use a stethoscope or a headset with a microphone to help determine areas but even with these tools can be deceptive.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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