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I get a whining noise in the front end when I accelerate on my 2003 ford focus

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SOURCE: Ford Focus vibration from the front end 50-70mph

It is a bad halfshaft, I think.

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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Sounds like it could be your driveshaft bearing

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 differential whine/noise

The last time I had a hum coming out of the area of the differential it was an inside axle bearing going bad. In my case there were four bearings (one on each end of each axle). It was a Toyota. We changed one bearing after listening very carefully and guessed right. I don't know if Cadillac is built similar in this regard but I'm thinking it may be. It was a speed sensitive hum sound like you describe.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Whining Noise

Hi, this sound is most likely coming from the power steering pump. I would first, check the power steering fluid level to see if it is full. if its not at the full mark, add some fluid. If the fluid reservoir is full upon inspection and the whining continues, the pump may be damaged and the pulley on the power steering pump could be slightly out of sync with the pump housing.

The second issue could be belt slippage. i would do a tension check on the drive belt and pulleys as well. make sure there isn't any ware and tare on the belt and make sure the tension is to specs.

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Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: fixing a 2003 ford focus front wheel bearings

remove the hub and spinle ,tie rod end ,axle nut.ball joint,and seperate from strut and then have new bearing pressed in...or rent a bearing press that works with an impact wrench,but they are a little hard to work with...good luck...lee

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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