front right wheel has bad noise coming from wheel & gets louder & faster with speed traveled

Asked by Dec 28, 2015 at 02:50 PM about the 2002 Ford Windstar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when driving on the road/highway noise coming from front right wheel housing
& gets progressively louder & noisier the faster you travel . should I buy a
wheel hub assembly & front right lower control arm????? can any body help
??

2 Answers

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I would replace the wheel bearing assembly.

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If there is no grease coming out of the CV joint, then yes probably the wheel bearing, but it will come as an hub assembly. When tearing it apart chances are you will see rust on the spline of the drive axle. One thing from experience is the noise can be elusive, on mine I thought it was the right side making the noise, but it ended up being the left side. I say this because if you see the rust on the splines, chances are that is the one that is bad.

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