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Old 09-08-2013, 11:32 AM
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I have a 2003 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L. 4X4. So a week ago I started to hear a winding/howling noise coming from the front driver's side. Didn't know what it was. Took it to a shop and found out it was the right front wheel bearing. Replaced the bearing/HUB, and I'm still hearing the same noise but only at half the volume.
Back in Decemeber 2012 I had the driver's side wheel bearing HUB replaced.
What else could be causing this? Could the left wheen bearing I already replaced back in DEC being going bad?
Please help I really need it.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:38 AM
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I have a 2003 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L. 4X4. So a week ago I started to hear a winding/howling noise coming from the front driver's side. Didn't know what it was. Took it to a shop and found out it was the right front wheel bearing. Replaced the bearing/HUB, and I'm still hearing the same noise but only at half the volume.
Back in Decemeber 2012 I had the driver's side wheel bearing HUB replaced.
What else could be causing this? Could the left wheen bearing I already replaced back in DEC being going bad?
Please help I really need it.
My dads Dakota did the same thing until the brake seized and it rubbed until the brake assembly was bright red
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:42 AM
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My dads Dakota did the same thing until the brake seized and it rubbed until the brake assembly was bright red
I had my brakes checked, pads and rotors are still good.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:44 AM
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what brand was the one you installed in the left side?
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:47 AM
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I have a 2003 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L. 4X4. So a week ago I started to hear a winding/howling noise coming from the front driver's side. Didn't know what it was. Took it to a shop and found out it was the right front wheel bearing. Replaced the bearing/HUB, and I'm still hearing the same noise but only at half the volume.
Back in Decemeber 2012 I had the driver's side wheel bearing HUB replaced.
What else could be causing this? Could the left wheen bearing I already replaced back in DEC being going bad?
Please help I really need it.
first off you should if replaced to both hubs at the same time

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Old 09-08-2013, 11:48 AM
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what brand was the one you installed in the left side?
not sure what brand, had a local shop do it. All I know it was expensive, so I believe it was the premium one, more expensive one. Checked with NAPA and the most expensive one is $262. Also when the right wheel bearing HUB was installed the mechanic told me the CV joints are good still.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:49 AM
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not sure what brand, had a local shop do it. All I know it was expensive, so I believe it was the premium one, more expensive one. Checked with NAPA and the most expensive one is $262. Also when the right wheel bearing HUB was installed the mechanic told me the CV joints are good still.
Most expensive doesn't mean it's the right one

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not sure what brand, had a local shop do it. All I know it was expensive, so I believe it was the premium one, more expensive one. Checked with NAPA and the most expensive one is $262. Also when the right wheel bearing HUB was installed the mechanic told me the CV joints are good still.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:53 AM
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Most expensive doesn't mean it's the right one

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SO I found the part number heres the link http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...452_0180828104

The brand is SKF.
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