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#1 OFFLINE   joshua5438

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 08:01 AM

I have an 09 Flex that has recently started making a roaring sound.  It doesnt seem to get faster with speed but you hear it mostly at 50mph.  I am wondering if its a wheel bearing but it doesnt change when you turn either way.  I jacked the front tire up last night and noticed an odd sound when I "free" spin the wheel.  I have attached a video...  is this a normal sound?  Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 
 
 


#2 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 08:49 AM

Hi, sorry to hear of your problem.

That does not sound normal and I would have is looked at by a competent shop or the Ford Service Department.

To me, it sounds more like something is broken in the transmission.


Edited by GrySql, 18 September 2015 - 08:50 AM.


#3 OFFLINE   joshua5438

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:41 AM

Hopefully getting it looked at early next week.  I just wanted to make sure it wasnt a normal sound from these transmissions.



#4 OFFLINE   joshua5438

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 09:07 AM

It was the driver side front wheel bearing making the roaring sound.  The ratcheting sound is the limited slip and is completely normal.  They are replacing both front wheel bearings since it seems to be a known problem.  Only had to pay $50 deductible since my extended warranty covers them.


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#5 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 28 September 2015 - 10:22 AM

Good to know, thank you for updating this and explaining what the solution was!  This info might help someone else.  ;)


Edited by GrySql, 28 September 2015 - 10:23 AM.


#6 OFFLINE   joshua5438

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 08:19 AM

Good to know, thank you for updating this and explaining what the solution was!  This info might help someone else.  ;)

Not a problem.  I hate finding a post with my exact issues and then it just ends...  with no resolution.  Car drives and sounds like its brand new again!


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#7 OFFLINE   GrySql

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 04:59 PM

Car drives and sounds like its brand new again!

Great!

It's also nice to know your Dealer's Service Dept is competent.  ;)



#8 OFFLINE   FordCustomerService

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 05:49 AM

Not a problem.  I hate finding a post with my exact issues and then it just ends...  with no resolution.  Car drives and sounds like its brand new again!

 

joshua5438,

 

I’m glad to learn that your dealer addressed your concern.

 

Thanks for sharing the great news, and have a great weekend!  :) 

 

Tricia 








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