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Old 07-24-2015, 08:39 PM   #1
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Possible bearing issue

For the last couple of months it sounded like I had a lot of break dust creating a typical "noisy brakes" sound. After trying to listen closer I have noticed it comes from the passenger side of the vehicle and is not associated with the overall speed of the car but the RPM of the engine. I think it may be a bearing for one of the accessories. I would drive where I had a vertical surface to listen to the reflection for each side. The driver side sounded normal, the passenger sounded like brake noise. Next I drove by the same test spot to listen to the passenger side at 40 mph and shut the car off and the sound went away.

My question is, has anybody had issue with any bearings on the accessories such as water pump, alternator etc. Its getting to the point that I want to correct it before I have to walk my happy ass home.

Any help is very much appreciated.


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Old 07-24-2015, 09:53 PM   #2
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some help to narrow down the source if you're on your own, you could jack up the front end and let the wheels roll under their own power and see if you can hear exactly where it's comin from on the passenger side.

You could also take the wheels off the front end and spin the wheel hub. if its difficult to turn, the bearing could be your issue.

keep us informed. :)

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For the last couple of months it sounded like I had a lot of break dust creating a typical "noisy brakes" sound. After trying to listen closer I have noticed it comes from the passenger side of the vehicle and is not associated with the overall speed of the car but the RPM of the engine. I think it may be a bearing for one of the accessories. I would drive where I had a vertical surface to listen to the reflection for each side. The driver side sounded normal, the passenger sounded like brake noise. Next I drove by the same test spot to listen to the passenger side at 40 mph and shut the car off and the sound went away.

My question is, has anybody had issue with any bearings on the accessories such as water pump, alternator etc. Its getting to the point that I want to correct it before I have to walk my happy ass home.

Any help is very much appreciated.
Hi ChrisRyan,

Have you had a chance to swing past your dealer to have this checked out? Let's get your Focus back to sounding like music to your ears. :) Once you have an appointment set up, please let me know, along with your mileage.

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I just posted a thread about something similar. Not sure if it is the same though. It did sound similar to a noisy brake pad, not exactly, but close. My A/C Compressor was replaced under warranty and it corrected the noise.


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