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    i have a 2000 zx3 with the mtx-75. the humming has been developing over the last week and a half and its gradually gotten louder and louder to the point ive parked my car until i figure out what's going on. the best way i can think of to describe it is that it sounds like i have huge block tread mud tires on the focus. the pitch of the hum increases and decreases depending how fast im going and is always present whether the car is in in gear or in neutral, under heavy accelleration, light accelleration, light braking, heavy braking, it doesnt matter. ive had a few wheel bearings go bad so that was the first thing i checked when i first noticed it. they are fine. i have torsen LSD and im beginning to think that may have something to do with the sound. i also noticed a little over a month ago that i have developed a very slow transmission fluid leak. parked it over white concrete and it only ammounts to a drop on the ground every few days so i doubt thats relevant. tranny has less than 40k miles on it, LSD maby has 5000 miles on it. i also got a fidanza flywheel at the same time as the tranny and LSD. i just want this sound gone if it is due to something wearing out and going bad. ive never had LSD in a focus before so if the sound is natural thats fine. any ideas?
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    Default Re: It sounds like i have mud tires

    Did u actually check the fluid level in the tranny? That drop every few days could be what's left after a major leak somewhere....

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    of course. fluid level is still perfect.
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    it might just be your tires wearing unevenly....mine are loud as **** and I can't wait to get new ones, but they have like 10000 miles left on them (unfortunately)
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    well the tires are definately worn unevenly. passenger side rear is nearly gone the other 3 have about 60% tread left. that is because of spinning just 1 tire at a time before i got LSD and rotating them directly after.
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    Default Re: It sounds like i have mud tires

    might also be the passenger side axle bearing... that will growl at ya too kinda like a wheel bearing
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    took it around the block awhile ago with a passenger laying in the back. the sound is coming from the rear. checked the wheel bearings in the rear again and they are still fine. everything back there looks good. changed wheels and tires back to the old stockers in the rear and went out again. the sound is still there.
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    Default Re: It sounds like i have mud tires

    Try driving on different surfaces, cement, asphalt. Here in Texas there are a few roads that seem to be repaved with ground up tires... seems to be really porous, and that is quietest road surface of all. See if the sound remains the same...

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    the sound goes away in really hard turns but as soon as i straiten out and the car levels the sound comes back.
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    Default Re: It sounds like i have mud tires

    Tires are cupped on the rear.

    Try rotating the tires front to back and see if the noise changes.

    My guess is rear tires are cupped and whining. The noise goes away on hard turns due to rear tires flucuating from side to side.
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    the tires arent cupped in the rear... the tread is worn evenly across the entire surface of every tire. the sound is still present when i put other wheels and tires on it. i put the old stock 15s back on with %95 good tread and still hear it, old ICW 16s with about 10% tread left and still hear it, new ADR 18s with 60% tread and its still there.
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    Default Re: It sounds like i have mud tires

    If you say it's not wheel bearings (#1) or tires (#2)... is your parking brake partially on? Do you have disks or drums?
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    If it is not the tires or bearings there is not much else it can be. You sure the noise is not just transferring through the body to the rear.
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    Default Re: It sounds like i have mud tires

    i have drum brakes. e-brake all the way down and idiot light is off, no brake dust has built up on the rear wheels.

    im pretty sure its coming from the rear. got it on a dyno earlier this week just to get it rolling and see where the sound was coming from because i was sure it was the LSD. front wheels only turning there is no sound. as soon as i pulled off and the rear wheels start turning the sound comes back.
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    Default Re: It sounds like i have mud tires

    Broken shoe then, or no return spring from the ebrake. Try taking the drums off and look in there.
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