Growling/howling noise when excelerating

Tiny
DAVE STINSON
  • 1999 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 184,000 MILES

I have 1999 mercury sable 3, 0 v6 fwd when excelerating I get a loug howling/growling noise from the front end im thinking it`s a wheelbearing any suggestions?

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 12:19 AM

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Tiny
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Is this noise only there when driving? If so I would be checking the front wheel bearings, there should be no play in the bearing if you rock top to bottom with wheel off the ground.

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 7:43 AM
Tiny
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I ever met the same problem with you, noise can be a starter stuck in the starter gear. Bad news. If it stops after acceleration, look at fan belts, power steering, or in the engine mounts, there are more answers

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 8:52 AM

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