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I also just changed tires from worn out mud grips to street

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I also just changed tires from worn out mud grips to street tires & had the front end aligned & all the fluids replaced. Since then there's been a high pitched whine at highway speeds most of the time but it seems to increase if I pull to one side. Like if I'm going straight and there's zero force on the wheel the whining stops. Then if I put a tiny force on the wheel one way or the other it starts up again... just finished a 1000 mile trip with nothing failing. Dunno if that was highly risky or NOT? Also don't know if the noise was there when I had the mud grips on since there was plenty of noise just from them...
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 days ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Normally a swerve associated noise is going to be caused by a wheel bearing starting to go bad. If you think it may be related to read design or a tire. Try to pinpoint which corner is worse then rotate the tires and see if it moves to another wheel. Normally a swerve to the left points to a RF wheel bearing with the issue for example.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I guess that means i've got bad bearings on both the left and right because when I pull to the right it makes noise & when I pull to the left it makes noise. What about the differential?
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
To check the bearings I can jack it up and rotate the wheel, if it makes noise then I found it?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 days ago.

The differential will not be affected by swerving. It would make a noise based on applying throttle or coasting around 40-60 mph. A wheel bearing that is not in horrible shape is going to require a stethoscope to listen to it while the wheel is spinning at least 15 mph. A good sound would be like your ear close to a ceiling fan. A bad noise would be like hearing a blender from about 20 ft away.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
How do get a wheel moving at 15 mph while it's jacked up?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 days ago.

You would run it in 4wd and if its 2wd then use a drill with a hole saw in it to hold it up to the tread and spin the wheel.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 day ago.

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Customer: replied 20 hours ago.
sorry for NOT getting my part done. Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 20 hours ago.

Your welcome

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