Wheel Noise

Tiny
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I have a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT with 118,000 miles. It's a 2 wheel drive with V6. Have just put new tires, front rotors and brake pads but I hear road nosie seemingly from the right front but cannot be exactly sure. Noise gets louder as speed increases, kind of a humming or whinning sound then reduces as speed decreases. Could this be a wheel bearing problem?
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Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 AT 9:27 AM

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Tiny
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Could be, the way to check other than pulling the wheel off is jack the explorer front end off the ground, wiggle the tire back and forth to see if there is any play. With the wheel jacked up and in neutral turn the wheel by hand while you are gentle touching the spring. You will be able to feel it through the spring if the bearing is going bad. Take a little practice but it works.
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Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 AT 10:20 AM

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