2002 Ford Taurus Car grinding noise

Tiny
YUHENG
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES
My 02 ford taurus makes a grinding sound when cruising. It sounds like it is located around the front left wheel.

It makes the sound when cruising after 1 or 2 minutes of driving, when I am not accelerating nor braking.

When I start to accelerate or brake, the sound disappears, but it happens when I am not pushing any of the two pedals.

Can anyone suggest the cause?
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 AT 12:45 PM

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Tiny
DABOSSS
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Sounds to me like the bearings in the Hub assembly are shot. I would suggest replacing it, and doing the other side as well, even though you do not hear grinding from the other side of the car, I always replace both at the same time.
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 AT 1:11 PM
Tiny
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Ok. Can I know approximately how much will it cost if I go to a mechanics? Can I buy the parts and do it buy myself? Thanks.
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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Depends on your region, and what the going rates are for labor. Each shop charges different rates for labor, however, it is not that difficult to do it yourself! I have done both of mine on my Cadillac Deville, it took me roughly 2 hours to tear down and re assemble.
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Check your wheel bearings, it may be the right or left drive in a Left circle and if makes noise it may be the right one as it spins faster do same in opposite direction. Bearings areo about $150 but install is more but like the other guy said prices vary all over.
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Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 AT 3:04 PM

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