EXCESSIVE NOISE COMING FROM TIRES/WHEELS.

2002 Ford Explorer

Tiny

jtravis271

March, 20, 2012 AT 12:33 AM

I've had it aligned and tire wear is normal. Sounds like an airplane. Maybe wheel bearings worn out?

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Tiny

djcl

March, 20, 2012 AT 12:56 AM

Are the tires cupping? Run your hand over
Them. Do thay feel choppy. If yes you might need shocks or wheel balance

Tiny

caradiodoc

March, 20, 2012 AT 12:59 AM

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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