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Old 02-05-2015, 10:19 AM   #1
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Please help a new 02 GT owner

Need some schooling...

Picked up my first Mustang. Shes a little rough on a few things so I plan on bringing her back to par.

Need help with one issue...big issue.

When driving (On the gas, off the gas, braking, no braking, coasting...) there is a horrible noise coming from front right wheel area. Few noises...sometimes like a crunching noise, like a loud revolving motor noise(whining noise). Does this no matter if im braking or not. It is very loud. One thing I notice while on the freeway this morning, when im driving and I do a slight left the noise seems to go away (maybe there slightly). As soon as the wheels are straight...its back.

I just picked up the car last night. So im hoping to get a little direction as to what to look at first. Would really appreciate some direction.
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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Wheel bearing probably.


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Old 02-05-2015, 10:44 AM   #3
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Appreciate the input. Im hoping its as simple as that. Ive only done wheel bearings on FWD. They pretty simple on the Mustang to do?
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The wheel bearing is integral to the front wheel hub so you need to replace the entire hub assembly and purchase new spindle nuts as well.
The spindle nut needs to be torqued to a much higher value than most torque wrenches are capable of so keep that in mind. It is a quick and easy job... A mechanic should be able to replace both front hubs fairly inexpensively.
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Thanks Stray. I have no issue doing it myself. Will just need to barrow a torque wrench that goes up to 221foot punds
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Jack the car up and put both hands on the tire and try to shake it forward and back. If there is any play you need a new hub assembly which is fairly cheap to do.
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I have the same weird whirring noise coming from my right wheel. But it only does it when I'm braking to a stop.


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I have the same weird whirring noise coming from my right wheel. But it only does it when I'm braking to a stop.


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Check the brake pads.
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Please help a new 02 GT owner

All brakes pads are new. Someone told it was the wheel bearings. It's been like that since I bought it six months ago tho considering I only giving about 100 miles a week


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Lift the front wheels off of the ground and give it a thorough inspection. See if you can feel any play in the wheels. Since yours only makes the sound during braking, I'd look closely at the pads, calipers and rotors.
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Lift the front wheels off of the ground and give it a thorough inspection. See if you can feel any play in the wheels. Since yours only makes the sound during braking, I'd look closely at the pads, calipers and rotors.
^^he said it does it no matter if he's braking or not.

Jack it up and give the wheel a spin. Sounds like wheel bearings.
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I have the same weird whirring noise coming from my right wheel. But it only does it when I'm braking to a stop.


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I was referring to alecas post Bill...
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Well now that makes more sense.
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Wow, never have I seen such a worn out wheel bearing. This thing was totally shot. Took an hour to replace with a new one. Good to go. Thank you all for the input.
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Wow, never have I seen such a worn out wheel bearing. This thing was totally shot. Took an hour to replace with a new one. Good to go. Thank you all for the input.

Was it easy ? By yourself? I might have to do same in a couple weeks


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Yes, easy. Just make sure you have a torque wrench that goes up to 221. That 36mm axle bolt recomended torque is 221. You'll need a 15mm bolt to take brakes off (which are on there very tight. Ford used lock tight on the bolts. You'll need to use either the torque wrench or a larger breaker bar to pop those bolts.
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