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2008 Ford Fusion--very noisy frt driver's side wheel...maybe bearing? What is involved with installing new wheel bearings?

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  • cmhylt Apr 12, 2011

    Good Evening.



    1) Sorry for the delayed response...the e-mails were going to SPAM...sorry.



    2) When I drive straight ahead, the sound is similar to a loud rubbing/grinding sound, although the radio drowns it out. If I turn the wheels slightly to the left, the noise disappears, if I turn to the right it remians, and gets perhaps a bit louder. It seems to be getting worse over time. But also, I don't see any reduction in gas mileage, nor does the alignment seem bad, the car does not pull right or left. Is this a wheel bearing problem and, if so what tool do you need to fix it yourself?



    I hope this helps you understand a little better.



    Michael

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If it is a squealing noise then its gonna be the brake pads that you need to replace. If it is clunking noise then it could be the shock absorber, mounting, tie rod end that is having the problem. Please provide me more details of the problem. Are you getting the noise when you use the brake or when you turning right or left etc..

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Posted on Apr 08, 2011

  • Jose Cada
    Jose Cada Apr 12, 2011

    You need some special tools to remove the bearing. It needs to be pressed out and in. Now you could remove the hub and take it somewhere and see if they would press the bearing out and in, but it may be less work/time/expense just to have them do the entire task. Also you will need pullers etc to remove the ball joints etc from the wheel knuckle. I suggest to seek help with local mechanic.

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