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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
At that mileage it could be, and most likely is given your description of the noise. I assume it reduces in volume as you slow down. If you can find a quite piece of road drive up to where the noise is apparent and lightly swerve from left to right. (Don't roll the car!! ) If the noise reduces as you swerve left then its the left bearing. If its when you swerve right that the noise reduces its the right bearing. If its both the only way is to jack the rear up and spin the wheels as fast as you can and listen. If there's a hint of a rumble from it, its that bearing or both. It should be completely quite apart from the slight hiss as the shoes rub on the drum.
35K may not seem much but if you don't know the history of the car it could have hit a bad pot hole or even had a knock on a kerb.
I have replaced bearing with a lot less miles than yours.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
SOURCE: rear wheel bearing
SECTION 205-02B: Rear Drive Axle/Differential — Ford 8.8-Inch Ring Gear
2003 Mustang Workshop Manual
Remove the U-washer (4N237).
Carefully remove the rear brake anti-lock sensor. For additional information, refer to Section 206-09A .
Remove the axle shaft.
Rear Wheel Bearing and Axle Shaft Oil Seal Removal
Using the special tools, remove the rear wheel bearing and wheel bearing oil seal.
Install the two axle shafts.
Install the U-washer.
Install the differential pinion shaft.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
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