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Growl in drivetrain seems to disappear on lh turn sounds

Customer Question

growl in drivetrain seems to disappear on lh turn sounds like middle front
JA: Is the noise coming from inside or outside of the vehicle?
Customer: appears to be outside middle front
JA: What is the model/year of your Mercury?
Customer: 2008 mecury sable awd
JA: Are you fixing your Sable yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes replaced rt dr axle and wheelbearing also suspended car and no noise w/out load
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no i think thats it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

sense the noise gets quieter on lh turns,,i would think your problem is the left fron wheel bearing

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

the reason it gets quieter turning left is because it shifts the weight of the car to the right,taking pressure off of the left wheel bearing

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Seems credible but ill have to check to see
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

replace the left front bearing..i would think that will fix your noise

thanks