Bearings or Brakes?
Hey guys, running into a problem with my 96 GT (160k) and i need some insight. about a week ago I noticed that the car had a deep howling/rubbing sound coming from the front end, so first I changed the LF hub assembly. The noise went away, but then came back a few days later, only not as loud. So I ended up replacing the RF hub as well and noticed the noise was still there. Thinking I had purchased a bad hub, i exchanged it at the parts store, slapped the new one on, torqued it down, and I still heard the noise.
Later on that day, i had my buddy drive while i sat in the back seat and, it sounds like the noise is actually coming from some where in the rear. It honestly sounds like its coming more so from the RR, but sometimes pinpointing the exact location of an external noise from inside the cab can be pretty difficult.
Now, the noise is only heard when I take off from a complete stop btwn 5-15 mph, but will go away once i apply the brake (which were changed 3 wks ago). It can also be heard once i get up around 40-60 mph; but once again,the noise will go away as long as the brake pedal is applied. While gently weaving back and forth on an empty road last night, i also noticed the noise would go away when weaving to the right.
Any idea whats going on here as i venture to the rear now? What should i keep an eye out for?