Humming 2010 Ford Edge

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#1

I have a very loud humming noise coming from the back of my car. I had new Michelan tires installed in Jan 2018, and thought that was the problem so I had the tires upgraded thinking this would solve the problem but it didn’t. My son, a Master Mechanic, who won’t look at my vehicle, thinks it’s ball bearings or the differential. I just read your answers to the Toyota man with the same problem but am wondering if mine could be the same issue? Oh, and the noise didn’t start until I put the first set of new tires on the car in Jan, 2017.


#2

Do you have all wheel drive or front wheel drive?


#3

The front wheel bearings on my 2000 Chevrolet Blazer started humming after I had a set of new tires installed. I thought it was the tires for a few weeks. It had around 56k miles at the time. I assumed the bearings were borderline and the process of mounting the wheels put them over the edge.

I would take it an independent mechanic for a proper diagnosis before a bearing fails completely. Does the volume or pitch of the hum change when the steering wheel is turned off center (i.e. changing lanes), this is an indication of a failing wheel bearing.

Ed B.


#4

Does the humming only happen when you are moving, or also when you are stopped with the engine running?


#5

Only when moving


#6

All wheel drive?