Originally Posted by OTRtech
Hubs , spindles , knuckles , Let's get some definitions here so we are all on the same page.
My thoughts exactly!!
OMFG wow I just realized I never identified my truck.
It's an 02 Ranger XLT FX4, 4wd, 5 speed, dual stick, 4.0 SOHC, extended cab.... whew. This poor truck only has 85K and it's been beaten to Hell, survived, and came back for more. Now, it's time to put some maintenance into my ride. Starting with figuring out WTF is causing this noise.
Like I've stated, both front wheel hubs are brand new as of Sept/Oct of last year. I replaced the calipers, pads, and rotors right around that time. ABS sensors are brand new since they come with the hubs.
Did I mention my ABS light comes on from time to time. Doesn't affect braking any.
This rubbing sound has gotten progressively worse since my last inspection which was right after Christmas (last year). My truck got two new rear tires at that point but I turned down alignment. It needs that, too.
Bottom line up front, I NEED to find out what's causing this rubbing sound and fast. The front end seems to have a SLIGHT shimmy to it, and the steering wheel shakes ever so slightly, as well.
What should I check first and how do I check it?