Whirring in front end

Tiny
CBRASSO
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  • 2008 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 198,000 MILES
Whirring sound from front of car. Replaced CV shaft wheel bearing and hub. Sound is consistent with vehicle speed and also does it while coasting in neutral. Car like all other Focuses has its share of motor mount issues. Could an engine sitting crooked in engine bay be causing this issue?

Car is the SE model.
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 AT 12:02 PM

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Tiny
BMDOUBLE
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The engine would have to be at an extreme angle in order to create any noise from the driveline, but that's not to say that it isn't possible. You can take the front mount and trans mount loose and neutralize the mounts by power braking in reverse and drive then tighten them down and road test to see if the noise has changed at all. Also try to listen for the noise while the vehicle is safely on jack stands while someone revs the engine in gear, paying close attention to where all of your body parts are at all times! I've seen a guy lose an eyebrow and almost more! Safety safety safety!
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
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Thanks BMDOUBLE. I ll try the power braking method. So leave the dog bone at the bottom tight and loosen the other 2 correct?
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Yes, only the weight bearing mounts.
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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 AT 2:52 PM

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