i have a 1997 Ford Explorer with automatic 4wd. Once it has warmed is about 55mph i hear a high pitch noise that sounds like a bearing spinning. The rpm never change and when I tap the brake it stops

Asked by Jul 11, 2014 at 12:34 AM about the 1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Once it has warmed is about 55mph I hear a high pitch noise that sounds like a bearing
spinning at hih speed. The rpm never changes and when I tap the brake it stops. Could
this be something in the hub trying to engage the 4wd?

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Could be. Check the easiest things first. Make sure it is not a wheel bearing or a problem with the brakes.

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