1996 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles
I started hearing a terrible grinding noise coming from the rear driver's side wheel for a few days. My tire looks fine. The noise would come and go, at varying speeds, for the first two days.
It has become persistent and gotten louder. I've been told it could be my brakes or my wheel bearings. All the research for wheel bearings in a '96 Taurus talks about the front bearings, and the noise is definitely coming from the rear wheel.
I can handle oil changes, tune ups, and switching out an alternator. But drum brakes are way over my head and I would really appreciate any help. I can take and upload pictures, but I'm not even sure what I should be looking at right now.
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 AT 9:58 AM