I've got a similar noise on mine. Except mine is coming from the
right front and is most noticable when turning left. I'm about 80%
sure it is a wheel bearing. I've visually inspected all the CV boots
for cracks and they look like new. I can't find any slop in either of
my joints either.
And speaking of bearings.... I just replaced both wheel bearings on
the rear of mine. The right rear was starting to make some noise. I
also tried the "jacking and wobbling" trick on the rear wheels and
they were tight. While a sloppy bearing is certainly an indication, a
tight one doesn't mean all is good.
00 Focus Wagon (w/95,000+ miles)
Glad you got it fixed!
Yes, the rear wheel bearings are a problem. It seems Ford has some
kind of special repair kit for the rear as I guess water was getting
in from the backside of the hub. (I didn't order the kit from
Ford.... I figured if the bearings lasted another 90K+ miles, the car
would be made into a toaster by then.)
00 Focus Wagon
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