Whining From Front While Driving – 20-45 mph on Mercury Mariner

A whining from the front while driving may be caused by the front axle shafts. This would be felt between 20 and 45 MPH, and the half shafts can be replaced with revised dampened axles.

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Average mileage: 121,000 (60,000–182,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
2 model years affected: 2005, 2006
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2005 Mercury Mariner - 4WD 182,000 mi,
Check the wheel bearings. Try in neutral at 30mph. Jack car up on wheel and see if it moves alot search that.
I have this problem currently and I'm searching the internet for possible problems. I will make an appointment with my mechanic today.
2005 Mercury Mariner - 4WD 60,000 mi,
I experience an intermittent high pitched noise while driving. Various speeds, various conditions, same noise. Sounds like an electrical humming, but worse...