2000 Mustang gt front roaring noise

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD MUSTANG
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
I have a 2000 mustang gt and for the past few weeks I've noticed a roaring, droning like woo sound from the front. To me, it seems like its coming from the front driver side tire and so does the mechanic I took it to. We checked for a bad wheel bearings and there was no wheel play on the driver side or passenger side. The sound seems to begin once I get up to 30mph and it doesn't get louder with speed increase, but the frequency of the noise increases with speed. And the noise doesn't change when turning left or right. There is slight vibration in the steering wheel but there is no pull to the left or right when letting go of the wheel. So I'm stumped. Is it possible that both bearings are bad, just not completely worn out yet? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 9:22 PM

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Tiny
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When up, to speed and noise present lightly apply brake noise change or stop?
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Friday, January 21st, 2011 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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The noise is still there but it changes tone. Like instead of woo. Woo. Woo. Its a deeper long drawn out wooooomm. So maybe breaks/caliper?
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 12:52 AM
Tiny
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I forgot to mention that even when putting it in neutral, the sound still occurs. And also there is no unusual smell coming from the brakes. So I assume none of them could be dragging. And also, the sound seems to get a little deeper when coasting.
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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Try rotating tires
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 2:52 PM
Tiny
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Rotated tires about a week ago from today. Can't get it into the shop until Thursday. But we are suspecting a bad ball joint.
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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Can't see that it is a rotating noise so wheel bearings a good possibility
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
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I've recently picked up a grinding type of noise when turning any direction at slow speeds. I know its not the wheel bearings causing the turning noise bc its the sound of a bad ball joint. We have checked the bearings and they all seem tight and have no play. So I'm still not sure what the wooo noise is. But when I get it into the shop, we are going to check everything possible. Time to dig down deep into the wallet. Haha.
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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Keep me posted like to know what it is
Thanks
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 10:16 PM
Tiny
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Will do. And thanks for your tips/help! I appreciate it. Ill let you know what it turns out to be.
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Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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Got in the shop and everything in the front is perfect that we can tell. We greased the ball joints and that fixed the turning problem. Front wheel bearings are fine. But it didn't occur to me that possibly the rear wheel bearings could be bad. And of course, as my luck goes, I hit a huge pot hole while on my way to work and now I've got a not too noticeable low hum when going 50+ mph. And it is completely gone when I turn the wheel like a half inch to the left. So possibly ruined one of my front bearings? :(
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
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Have shop lift car on rack start put in gear if noise present then in drive train
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Turns out, both front bearings were bad. I did what you said, put it on a lift to make sure it wasnt a drivetrain issue. Anyway, so I replaced both hub assemblies and now there is no noise. Moral of the story is, you cannot always trust a certified mechanic and if a noise sounds like a tire noise, wait 2000 miles and see if it gets worse. Haha. Thanks for your advice! I greatly appreciate the quick response time. And again, I'm sorry it took me so long to reply.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 7:22 PM

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