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So my 2010 transit connect is making a annoying sound from the front end now. It was doing something similar a few months back, but would get louder the faster I went, I changed the right halfshaft bearing and it went away. Now, its doing it again but different. It sounds like I have mud tires on the van, best way to describe the sound. Plus, there is a slight vibration I can feel in the pedals. When I take a turn to the left only, it goes away. Could that bearing have gone bad again? As I speed up it gets better so im thinking thats not it, its probably the worst at 45-55mph. Im thinking wheel bearing or possible CV joint? I jacked the car up and laid under it while it was in gear and going about 45 and really couldnt hear much, so Im kinda leaing to maybe a wheel bearing. Just wanted to see what you think and what a good way to nail down the cause is. thanks!

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sounds like a left wheel bearing. When you turn to the left the load is on the right wheel, so the left would quiet down. Jack up the Front end on stands and start it put it in gear and then listen to each wheel you will hear the bad bearing.

Let us know what you find.

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My money is on the wheel bearing as well.

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Thats what I am thinking as well. From what I have found, you can buy the bearing but have to get it pressed in, you cant buy the whole assembly. Is this something any shop can do or do I need to take it to ford?

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I have had an independent shop replace mine several times. Can't be bothered with that myself. Got an allergy back when I had an Escort that had been in an accident and badly repaired. Chewed wheel bearings and shocks weekly. I got so proficient with it that I was able to replace a shock absorber in 15 minutes sharp. This included jacking up the wheel, removing it, clamping down the spring, removing the McPherson assy, replacing the shock and putting it all back together.

Never again :)

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ok cool, I know a good machine shop that did the work on my head. Im sure they can do it. thanks guys, i'll keep you posted if thats it.

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You can buy the assembly but it is very expensive the Machine Shop is a better alternative

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it was the bearing. thanks guys!

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