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Wheel Bearing or Parking brake?

My son was driving my 99 super duty and said it was making a "sound" and pulled over immediately. When I went to check on it, it was as if the parking brake was slightly engaged. You can hear a grinding noise when you first take off. He had just stopped at a store and didn't engage the brake. I engaged the brake and then released, but that didn't change anything, so I'm thinking of what else it could be. Being mechanically inclined, but NOT a mechanic I though maybe it was a wheel bearing....any ideas or suggestions?
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I would look at the brakes to see how much material is left on the pads. Check to see if a caliper or piston is hanging up. That would make the pads wear unevenly.

If that doesn't resolve the problem, lift the wheels off the ground and put the truck on jack stands. With tires removed you can hear where the noise is coming from. If not from the brakes, pull the axles one at a time. Then you will determine if a wheel bearings are making the noise or the rear end.

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I had the same problems 6 months ago on my 2000 it was the caliper slid pins had rusted in the mounting bracket and chewed up the inside pad. I must not of put in enough caliper grease on the pins.


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Panhead George’s suggestion of lifting the axle on jackstands and spinning the wheels by hand is the next step I take.

And 2000-F250 may have identified your trouble or atleast brought up an important maintenance practice on our trucks...removing the slide pins, cleaning off old grease and applying new grease. I use Syl-Glide from NAPA. There are good DIY videos on YouTube. (If the slide pins are rusty and pitted from no grease then you may need new ones if they don’t clean up.


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Panhead George’s suggestion of lifting the axle on jackstands and spinning the wheels by hand is the next step I take.
If you don't hear the noise spinning the wheels by hand, put it in drive (while up on jack stands ) . Then you can determine if it is the rear end, center bearing or drive shaft.

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