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I have a humming or low pitch howling at 45 plus mph..Very windy yesterday making it worse. 2011 Explorer. This just started a couple months ago.
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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago
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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Is it wind noise? Or does it sound like a possible bearing type noise?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I first thought bearing but now think wind when it was worse with the windy conditions yesterday.
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, let me look at some TSB's, I think there may be one, give me a few minutes, thanks

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

OK, here is a noise that is wind related, easy to try, apply masking tape to see if the noise is gone on cowl panel, if it is, replace the cowl panel assy. Obviously with me not being there, I can't say 100 percent for sure this is your noise, but definately worth taping off and driving to see if the noise changes or is gone.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

If you are satifisfied with my help today, please take the time to rate as this is how we are compensated for helping, we are not employees of this site, thanks Scott

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm pleased with your reply. Will try taping cowl. Thank you!
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Thank you Scott W

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Thank you go your business!

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

We are not employees of this site, so when you are satified with your question, please take the time to rate my service, as this is how we are paid. If you need anything further just ask, thanks Scott

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