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wheel bearing going out?

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by SchwaebzGT, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. SchwaebzGT

    SchwaebzGT What?

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    when i drive around, my car is making a squeaking noise, and a member on here said one of my wheel bearings are going out. i read on the Internet that to check for a bad one you jack up the car and shake the wheel. what else can i do, is there a write up for a change, or what else could it be that is making the noise?
     
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    zinsavage123 v6 reppin

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    I think mine has that problem as well does it make a screatching sound while parking if you turn the wheel all the way left or right?
     
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    nope, doesn't do that, its weird, it makes a squeaking sound sometimes in motion, usually in around town driving, it goes away when breaking, and sometimes after breaking. its really odd. i recently lost a caliper bolt(fixed it too) so could another caliper be loose, and the break pads are squeaking against the rotor. i notice the squeaking is the worst/loudest after breaking, while cruising its silent
     
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    they could be vibrating and possibly be loose. Any idea on what my issue is lol?
     
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    I had a wheel bearing go out on my first car (Ford Escort). It never made any noise before it failed completely. The car started to shake violently and it felt like damn wheel was coming off.
     
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    I'm going to check my cailpers first, since its squeaking, not grinding, or humming,
     
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    where is the noise coming from? I have a noise from my right rear. I thought it was bearings at first. It would disappear when braking also. I changed the wheel bearing and the noise was still there, took it to a shop and it turns out my axle had a very slight bend in it and my rear needs a rebuild. I hope this is not your problem! Keep us updated.
     
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    DEstang Why So Serious?

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    alot of times, when a front wheel bearing is bad, the car will make a thumping noise, and vibration will go throughout the floor of the vehicle. It will almost sound like the tire has a flat spot, has a broken belt, or is not correctly balanced.

    I would check the squeelers on the brake pads. sometimes they can get bent, and they make a faint squeel from slightly rubbing the rotor. Also check and make sure the dust shield for the rotors isnt bent and touching the rotor.
     
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    Yeah, its probably the anti-rattle clips on the brake pads?
     
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    mine is coming from there too, but not a single shop has told me my axle is slightly bent, or bent even,:confused:
    sqeelers? what are those, pics are nice, and i also thought it was something to do with the brake pads too, ill check it this saturday(i have a lift available then) i'll check the rotors too


    anti rattle clips?
     
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    shiny things at the ends of the pads.

    check the rear brakes. clean and add anti squeek. and chack the slider pins, mines were sticking and caused some noise.
     
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    sounds like brake noise more than wheel bearing
     
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    Agreed. :thumbup: If braking makes it stop, it is probably brake related. Also, a squeal is typically brakes, a wheel bearing typically makes more of a deep rumbling/thumping noise.