I have a 2000 ford ranger; out of nowhere it started making this weird noise that i believe is coming from the front wheels. My passanger tells me that she can hear it coming from my side (left front wheel) but i think it is coming from both sides of the front wheelss. I have never had any problem with that truck at all. I take really good care of her and i keep it well maintain. Oil changes, air filters, spark plugs, wiring, it has a new battery, my mechanic recently change the break pads - like 5 months ago. So there is no way that it could be the break pads, i am thinking about the break rotor. As i am turning at about 5 mph you can hear the noise coming from the front wheels. I haven't taken her to my mechanic because i moved; he is the only one i trust my truck to. So before I make a three hour drive can someone help out here or at least him me some sort of an idea of where to begin looking.
My ford ranger truck started making some weird noise. on 2000 Ford Ranger
by texas_dude in San Antonio, TX on September 24, 2009
ANSWER by munkyrench on September 24, 2009
A visual inspection of the wheels and brakes may turn up something, but you need to know what to look for, and that is not easy to describe here. I would not recommend driving 3 hours to get this looked at, there is without a doubt good mechanics near your new home. Look at the directory here: http://repairpal.com/directory?distance=10&sort_by=relevance&address=78229&car_brand_names=Ford Check out yelp.com for more reviews a well.