<br/> Well I just ripped apart the front end of my escape today to chase down bearing noise. I have a constant whirring that picks up with the speed of the car, is not affected by being in neutral. I have rotated the tires. The sound gets louder when I turn left sharply at speed, less noticeable when I turn right at speed (it gets softer).
<br/> I figured this meant that I had a right side wheel bearing going bad considering when there's more weight on it and its turning faster (left turn) it got louder. Put a new bearing in the car today (along with a new control arm and tie rod end) jumped in the car and CRAP!!! its still there!
<br/> Am I losing my mind here? Could this possibly be the axle or the other side wheel bearing?
<br/> Thanks in advance!