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Old 11-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #11
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I had bad front wheel bearing in my Focus just a week ago.
Dragging screachy brakes sound when going straight.
Turn left is got quiet, turn Right it got louder.

The amount of wiggle is negligible without using a dial indicator, but the feel of the rotating hub (without rotor on there) was a dead giveaway, felt like a 1970's rollerskate wheel with uncaged bearings.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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I should have been more clear. The sound im talking about is the constant humming throughout the vid. The clunking sound was me going over a bridge lol. The humming sound starts out as a low growl at low speeds and becomes a steady hum once I get up to speed. I noticed when I turn my wheel to the right enough (mainly when getting off the highway on exit ramps) the sound will go away.
That would be the wheel bearings...the growl becomes continuous.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #13
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Can you tell where it's coming from?
The passenger side half shaft has a bearing also. Mine started making noise, then the wheel bearings went, so I did the half shaft and wheel bearings together. Big improvement in noise. The wheel bearings take 5 bolts (not counting the wheel lugs) to take out.
surprisingly easy.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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You probably already figured it out, but I will post this for future people with this issue. When a wheel bearing goes, it will almost always make more noise with a load on it. Meaning if it is louder when you turn right, it's the left bearing. Louder when you turn left, it's the right bearing.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:41 PM   #15
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Just from reading that, I'm almost positive it's my bearings then since it does go away when im turning right. I haven't paid attention if it goes away when I turn left or not. That I'll have to check out.
Im replacing mine tomarrow jack car up see if wheel shakes when u wiggle it if it moves in anyway from side to side and up n down its barrings
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I'm having the same problem but when I jacked the car up and grab the wheel it doesn't rock but it does have the brake drag when I spin it. Also when I accelerate the front passenger side engages faster and more aggressively. Could that be caused by the wheel bearing as well
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