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Old 10-19-2006, 02:18 AM   #1
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Transmission/loud humming noise over 25mph/power steering

I have a 1995 Lincoln Continental, 124k miles. 4.6l v8

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Couple weeks ago i was driving along and noticed this weird humming noise. It is as LOUD AS CAN BE. I have the radio all the way up and the windows open and i still hear this. It happens when im going faster than 20mph, and it only makes the noise/vibration when the steering wheel is straight, or turned to the right at all. when im going around left hand corners there is no sound.

The sound is best descibed as a loud rumble/hum. I can feel vibration in my gas pedal when i accelerate thru right hand corners. My transmission is shot so I am assuming it is the tranny, but could it be wheel bearings or something like that?
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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im pretty sure it the wheel bearing going out on you might wanna go and find which wheel it is and replace it.

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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Sounds like a Nearside Wheel bearing to me, more than likely a front one, given your explaination. It probably is still there when you turn thr other direction, just far less fierce.
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Old 10-20-2006, 06:20 AM   #4
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Yeah it makes the sound when im turning the other way, but its barely noticeable.


Thanks for the input, I'll take the bearings out tomorrow and check them
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:03 PM   #5
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Yeah it makes the sound when im turning the other way, but its barely noticeable.


Thanks for the input, I'll take the bearings out tomorrow and check them
You won't need to remove them to check them, just jacj the car up and spin the wheels by hand!
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Old 10-22-2006, 03:55 AM   #6
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Well the bearing is deffinately shot. When I turn the hub I can feel it grinding, versus the other wheel which is nice and smooth.

Now i have a new problem

I can't get the hub off because the 3 bolts are behind this gear thing thats on the axle.

I don't really know what I am doing now, I have no experience with the suspension (control arm, tie rod) components that need to be removed and stuff.

If anyone could walk me through it or knows someone around the Twin Cities that can do it cheap i would be quite a happy camper.
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:40 PM   #7
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Well the bearing is deffinately shot. When I turn the hub I can feel it grinding, versus the other wheel which is nice and smooth.

Now i have a new problem

I can't get the hub off because the 3 bolts are behind this gear thing thats on the axle.

I don't really know what I am doing now, I have no experience with the suspension (control arm, tie rod) components that need to be removed and stuff.

If anyone could walk me through it or knows someone around the Twin Cities that can do it cheap i would be quite a happy camper.
Due to being in the UK, I have absolutely no idea how the steering/suspension setup on your car is constructed, I will add though, that front bearings are often more difficult to replace than rear bearings, and often require a hydraulic bearing press to release them!
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