rubbing noise from front left wheel

Asked by May 15, 2014 at 01:30 PM about the 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 2005 Escape XLT 4WD that is making a rubbing/whirring noise from what I
think is the front left wheel. The noise is worse when when turning left and produces
enough vibration that you can feel it in the gas pedal.

We just bought the vehicle and it noticed the noise/vibration, but thought it was just
loud tires or the 4WD (we have never owned one before now), but it is now noticeably
worse. Also, it might just be my imagination, but it feels like this is causing a the
vehicle to drag or slow down when I take my foot off the pedal. I do not believe it is
brakes as there is no squeaking and it brakes nicely. Any ideas what it could be?

2 Answers

Check steering knockle.

10

I am having the driver side wheel hub replaced in my Escape as I write this. The vibration and noise was most noticeable over 45 mph but the noise was at any speed if I turned the wheel slightly to the right.

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