2002 Ford Explorer Repair Question
Excessive noise coming from tires/wheels.
Are the tires cupping? Run your hand over
Them . Do thay feel choppy . If yes you might need shocks or wheel balance
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An "airplane engine" is exactly how I describe noisy wheel bearings. If the noise changes when you steer to one side, such as when changing lanes at highway speed, it's definitely a wheel bearing. If the noise doesn't change, it still can be a wheel bearing.
The best way I've found to identify which bearing is noisy is to run the vehicle on a hoist and listen next to each one with a stethoscope.
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