Wheel bearings? Noise at low speeds, sharp turns

Gnomad
Jul 09, 2024

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Jul 09, 2024

Trying to diagnose a noise that sounds like wheel bearings, but at 63K it seems a bit unlikely. When turning into a parking space it makes a noise that sounds a bit like rubbing or scraping, don't hear anything going straight or around normal driving corners. Not clicking ot popping like a CV joint. Had the wheels off and rotated the assemblies and heard nothing, felt nothing. The concern is that we have a trip scheduled to DTW and it'll be close to 700 miles round trip at Michigan freeway speeds. At this juncture I'm thinking of taking the big Bronco despite the extra gas it will chug down. It does seem to be coming from the rear more than the front.
Anybody else experience this? Off course this comes up right before the dash to Detroit!

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Jul 09, 2024

#1
Been doing some research, looks like it might be related to TSB 24-2185, RDU vent hose letting contaminants into the rear diff. Probably not taking it to Detroit until that's been looked at.
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Jul 09, 2024

#2
Been doing some research, looks like it might be related to TSB 24-2185, RDU vent hose letting contaminants into the rear diff. Probably not taking it to Detroit until that's been looked at.

Not hearing the sound for myself it is hard to gage... But one thing to consider is the brakes. I have seem multiple times where a shoe may start dragging when the wheels are turned. this happens after considerable wear.... at 63k it is highly possible that may well be the culprit.

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Jul 09, 2024

#3
Trying to diagnose a noise that sounds like wheel bearings, but at 63K it seems a bit unlikely. When turning into a parking space it makes a noise that sounds a bit like rubbing or scraping, don't hear anything going straight or around normal driving corners. Not clicking ot popping like a CV joint. Had the wheels off and rotated the assemblies and heard nothing, felt nothing. The concern is that we have a trip scheduled to DTW and it'll be close to 700 miles round trip at Michigan freeway speeds. At this juncture I'm thinking of taking the big Bronco despite the extra gas it will chug down. It does seem to be coming from the rear more than the front.
Anybody else experience this? Off course this comes up right before the dash to Detroit!

Hello, I would like to take a look into your noise concerns further on my end. Could you please send us a message with your VIN and mileage?

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Tue at 9:24 pm

#4
The new style vent hose is apparently not available, so I had the dealer change out the rear drive oil which was described as "gross". They told me this would be an ongoing concern until they replaced the nonexistant part. Anyways, it was $170 for a vehicle 3,375 miles past warranty. Not particularly happy.

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