Ford Automobiles Forum banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Megger
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi
I have a noise which indicates front wheel bearings are worn between 30-50 mph.

Anyone know how easy they are to replace?
 

·
MEG Captain
Joined
·
4,819 Posts
both front wheel bearings at the same time , possible i know but unlikely , how are you determining the bearings are faulty ????? :L
 

·
Megger
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I am getting the droning noise, I havent investigated it yet, I think it is just the drivers side that has worn, but would it be worth replacing both sides?
 

·
MEG Captain
Joined
·
4,819 Posts
is the noise worse when you go around a left hand bend ???? :L
 

·
MEG Captain
Joined
·
4,819 Posts
then that would indicate to me that the passenger side bearing is going , do you get the noise to a lesser degree when you go straight on ???? :L
 

·
Megger
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
yes, but it is still quite loud and annoying.

In fact I beleive it is getting louder daily (maybe me being paranoid)

At the moment the noise only happens between 30 and 50 mph. but when it first started about 2 weeks ago it was only at 40 mph.
 

·
Megger
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Hi all,

Hope someone will offer some help?

I have checked all wheels and there is NO freeplay in the bearings. Had the brakes checked as well, no problems.

It has know been suggested to me that it could be tyre noise. (I have a set of Goodyear F1's 205/55/16 on the front)

What do you think?
 

·
MEG Sergeant
Joined
·
1,706 Posts
Did you ever get this sorted?

I have just found this thread and brought it back to the top again (sorry) as I'm now having the exact same problem on my 2005 TDCi (89k):

Vibration and noise whilst driving at anything between 30 & 50 mph, worse when turning right but also much worse when braking lightly to moderately.

Had 4 new tyres, all balanced properly and am now looking at the possibility of a warped brake disc or shot wheel bearing.

How easy are the front bearings to change yourself? Do they come with a complete hub as with the rears?

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Did you ever resolve this problem ? My 51 plate developed a similar problem 10,000 miles ago, a droning noise from the drivers side when driving round a left hand bend.
It has been to an independant Ford specialist three times and the problem remains.
The CV joints have been replaced, the wheel bearings have been replaced, all joints and bushings have been checked,the power steering has also been bled, the brakes have also been checked. The vehicle has also passed it's MOT but the noise is annoying, can any one help ?
 

·
MEG Sergeant
Joined
·
1,706 Posts
well had it fitted for £60 all in and boy what a difference it has made! car now feels more solid and so much smoother and quieter.

I've got so much more confidence in the car now I don't worry about a wheel coming off!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
I wonder if this is my problem also (topic: http://www.fordmondeo.org/forum/showtopic.php?tid/759224/ )

Like you I dont have any real "play" in the front wheel, but I get other problems. I'm thinking of just changing the barings myself and be done with it :) It's done > 60k miles so wouldnt be suprised if they're shot.

I do get a noise which is like a grinding (broken baring) noise as I come to a stop sometimes, but dont notice it otherwise. I'm wondering if perhaps one of the elements of the baring is gone and the shaft slips into the gap as I accelerate/break causing a temporary alignment issue.

Cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
What is described here sounds like an issue I had with my 2003 LX.
First the front passenger bearing was replaced - still the noise.
Replaced CVD - still noise.
Sent to transmission specialist to look at gearbox, no problems there.
Driver side bearing replaced - still the noise.
The garage then discovered some problem with the ABS sensor, not sure what this actually was, but when the "fixed" it the noise went away.
Just glad all the above work was done under warranty!
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top