I have a 2003 focus zts. 34,000 miles
All of a sudden it has started making what sounds like big tread tire noise from
The noise increases with speed and changes tone when you are driving it..
Applying the brakes or the parking brake does not seem to change the sound so I
am thinking it is
the bearings. Also when you slow down it seems to be louder also, with or
without the brakes applied.
I tried jacking the car and spinning it but can not get it to make noise that
Probably not fast enough or no load on it.
It sounds like it is the right side to me when driving which does not spin quite
as freely as the left when on a jack.
That could be brake adjustment difference or bearing wear.
Up on a jack they sound fine. No noise when you spin.
I tried pulling on the wheel at 12 and 6 and 9 and 3 when on a jack and there is
no slack in it
the bearing seems OK but what is the noise?
The brakes seem to be functioning but they could be down to the rivets but I
would think they
would make a different noise.
I changed the tires as they were shot anyways and it did not help the noise.
It has to be the bearings or the brake shoes as there is nothing else back there.
This is a 2003. I see the 2000 and 2001 had problems with seals and bearings.
But this is a 2003 so I would think they should be fixed.
I still have 9 months on the 36 month warrantee.
Would they be covered in the States for parts and labor?
I also have issues with the rear latch not working correctly.
If you push the button it tries to open it 5 times and stops. It will only open
if you pull up on it when you press the button.
Then it does not close unless you pull on the manual trunk release inside the
Need that fixed too.
Any ideas on the bearing noise?
Is it bearings or brakes?