2005 Ford Freestar intermitten whining noise above 15 mph

Tiny
DAN_KRIIST5
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  • 2005 FORD FREESTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,560 MILES
We have noticed a high pitched whining sound coming from the right tire area. Our local mechanic has heard the sound, looked at the wheel assembly and has not noticed any abnormal wear in the hub or brakes. This noise goes away around corners and under 15 mph. Any suggestions?

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Friday, March 27th, 2009 AT 6:47 AM

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Tiny
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Only thing that I can think of is the backing plate/dust shiel behind the rotor may be too close to the rotor, when it's cool check for this condition, and pull it away from the rotor.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 6:23 AM
Tiny
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We have taken the entire wheel assembly apart, down to the axle, cleaned thoroughly and still making the noise. Could the issue be related to something else, ie vaccum leak, transmission, radiator fans?

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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 6:46 AM
Tiny
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With a transverse mounted engine, check the serp belt and tensioner pulley, I will look for tech bullitens.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 7:18 AM
Tiny
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Tech bulliten on front brakes found, read here!
FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL/SQUEAK NOISE - VEHICLES BUILT 8/1/2003 THROUGH 5/30/2005 TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 05-14-1, Date of Issue: July 25, 2005 Related Ref Number(s): 05-14-1 ARTICLE BEGINNING DESCRIPTION FRONT BRAKE SQUEAL/SQUEAK NOISE - VEHICLES BUILT 8/1/2003 THROUGH 5/30/2005 ISSUE Some 2004-2005 Freestar/Monterey vehicles built 8/1/2003 through 5/30/2005, may exhibit a front brake squeal/squeak that occurs continuously. ACTION Replace the front brake pad linings with a new Service Kit. Refer to the Instruction Sheet in the Kit. PARTS INFORMATION
FORD: 2004-2005 Freestar MERCURY: 2004-2005 Monterey NOTE: THIS TSB DOES NOT APPLY TO NORMAL BRAKE SQUEAL/SQUEAK CONDITIONS THAT OCCUR ON FIRST (MORNING) BRAKE APPLICATION, AND/OR INTERMITTENT SQUEAL INDUCED BY COLD, HEAT, WATER, MUD AND SNOW CONDITIONS.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 7:23 AM
Tiny
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Thank you, we will focus on the brake pads, and wait for results then.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 7:39 AM
Tiny
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Let me know how it goes!
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 7:54 AM

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