ENGINE NOISE

  • Tiny
  • Billwitherington
  • 2003 FORD EXPLORER
  • 136,000 MILES

My 2003 Explorer makes a roaring/whirring sound starting around 40mph, gets pretty loud between 60 & 70 mph, but makes less noise above 70mph. The sound increases as I turn the steering wheel to the left & decreases when turned to the right. Any idea what's wrong? Thanks.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 10:43 AM

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  • Merlin2021
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You need nee hub bearings at the wheels.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 10:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • Billwitherington
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Had front brakes done a week ago and was told that wheel bearings are fine. I also know that it has nothing to do with the 4wheel drive.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 11:07 AM
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  • Racefan966
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Agree with merlin sounds like a hub assembly (wheel bearing unit)left one or drivers side. When you turn left you put a load on it making more noise when you turn right you unload it making less noise. It may feel ok and not make noise when turned by hand doesnt mean it is good however.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 3:04 PM

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