answersLogoWhite
Car Sounds
CV Joints
Ford Explorer Limited

You have a rubbing sound in your front right tire is it the wheel bearing or is it something else?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2006-12-20 00:07:22
2006-12-20 00:07:22

A RUBBING SOUND COULD BE SEVERAL THINGS. COULD BE WHEEL BEARING , DID YOU JUST REPLACE THE ROTORS.? IF SO DID YOU MAKE CERTAIN THE ROTORS WERE SEATED PROPERLY. SOMETIMES YOU DONT GET THEM TIGHT ENOUGH AND THEY WILL WOBBLE AND MESS UP THE BEARING. COULD BE THE CV JOINT IS GOING BAD IF THE CAR IS PRETTY OLD THAT WILL HAPPEN AND YES IT WILL SOUND LIKE A RUBBING NOISE MORE GRINDING BUT COULD SOUND LIKE RUBBING. YOU COULD JUST HAVE A WARPED ROTOR IS THERE A FLUCTUATION IN THE BRAKE PEDDAL WHEN YOU STEP ON IT TO STOP.? JACK UP THE CAR AND PUT SOMTHING BEHIND THE BACK WHEELS, PUT IT IN NEUTRAL AND SPIN THAT TIRE SEE IF YOU HERE ANYTHING...IF YOU DO MAYBE BEARING. DRIVE THE CAR AND SEE IF THE NOISE GETS WORSE WHEN YOU MAKE TURNS....CV JOINT GOOD LUCK............

Related Questions

User Avatar

First check to see if something is rubbing the tire like maybe a loose fender well. It could also be a wheel bearing.

User Avatar

This can be a defective left front wheel bearing. Can also be the tire is rubbing against the fender liner. Loose wheel will also cause this. Inspect everything.

User Avatar

Worn left front wheel bearing.

User Avatar

More than likely you have a defective left front wheel bearing. Inspect the bearing and also inspect the bearing on the right front. Inspect your brake pads if this is not the problem.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.