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2000 Mercury Cougar Base 3dr Coupe I4

2000 Mercury Cougar
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door Coupe, Compact
24 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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April 19, 2013, 4:27 am

Bobby W

Question: Do I need to replace hub assembly?

Feels Like>> Vehicle "rides" uncomfortably>> Always>> Neither of these>>
Well basically when I'm driving down the road whether it be slow or a bit faster up to about 45mph it feels like each rotation of the tire I'm running over say a golf ball I've had the tires replaced the rotors replaced I didn't replace the brake pads because they didnt show any abnormal wear I've been trying to self diagnose but has completely stumped me thanks

April 20, 2013, 9:55 pm

Ron W
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Raise the rough sounding wheel off the ground and turn it by hand. Put your other hand on the suspension spring. If it vibrates when you turn the wheel, the bearing in the hub is most likely bad. compare it to the other side. If they are the same, you may have more than one issue and might want to have a shop inspect it for you.

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