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2001 ford focus is making noise on right side axle?

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You need to jack your car up and take a look at that side of your car. Inspect the axle, looking closely at the rubber boots on the axle (these are your CV joints) make sure they're not torn if they are then you'll need to replace the axle most likely because these boots hold grease which in turn keep the CV joints lubricated, once torn the grease escapes and the joint dries out. Also remove your tire and inspect your brakes, rotors, dust shields. look for anything that might be rubbing. Another possibilty is you could have a bad hub bearing on that wheel. This is a little more difficult to diagnose unless it's severly worn. If everything else checks good on that side. Driveyour car, preferably in a large open area like a parking lot in a straight line until you hear the noise then turn left and right, not sharply but just enough to shift te weight of the car, if the sound of the noise changes it's a good possibilty you have a worn hub bearing. Hope that helps, gl.

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