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Front end roar

Its a 2002 edge 4x4 and it has brand new ball joints, tie rods and tires but the front end sounds like its roaring going down the road. I think the hubs might still be locked since my t case motor shattered a magnetic this weekend and had to manually knock it out of 4wd. Ihave a motor on the way but has anyone else ran into this? It roars at just about any speed and is annoying. It still drives great.
 
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Check the cooling fan,maybe the clutch is stuck.
 
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Its a 2002 edge 4x4 and it has brand new ball joints, tie rods and tires but the front end sounds like its roaring going down the road. I think the hubs might still be locked since my t case motor shattered a magnetic this weekend and had to manually knock it out of 4wd. Ihave a motor on the way but has anyone else ran into this? It roars at just about any speed and is annoying. It still drives great.
what about a wheel bearing and your truck doesnt have front hubs...your front axle is a live axle set up
 
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Didn't know I had a live set up. This is my first 4wd so I got some learning to do. Will check clutch on fan. How do you go about checking wheel bearings in these.
 
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Get wheels in air and see if they wiggle
 
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Easy enough thanks
 
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i would guess wheel bearings i replaced 5 in my truck already. It can get to the point that it sounds like your running a set of bogger tires up front.
 
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Yea it sounds like I have badly worn mud tires up front. Will check bearings and get back.
 
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Yea it sounds like I have badly worn mud tires up front. Will check bearings and get back.
if you do, rotate them to the rear and see if the noise goes away
 
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I have brand new all terrian tires
 
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Turns out the passenger wheel bearing has a fair amount of slack up and down. Left and right is still kinda tight. I got a bearing on the way. I know what im doing this saturday. Thanks guys
 
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Changed out the front hub today and ended up having to change the cv axle too. But all back together now and put 70 miles on it with no problems.
 
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