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I have had my 2004 FXT for just over a month now. I picked it up in Philly, so there is a pretty substantial amount of rust and corrosion.

I've started to notice over the weekend that I have a very nasty rubbing sound coming from the passenger front wheel when turning to the left. The noise becomes exponentially louder the harder I turn. IT does not occur while stopped and turning which makes me think it's not the CV boot or steering rack in general. I have pushed the brake heat shield back as well, but the noise still occurs.

I'm thinking this is the Right-front wheel bearing, which leads me to my next question. I am replacing the struts and steering rack in the next few weeks, so I am thinking that I should just go all-in and replace the hubs while I am at it. Is my logic off on this? I figure if everything is off anyways... replace the corroded parts with new?

Also, would there be any benefit to just replacing the wheel bearings vs. replacing the whole hub assembly?

Thanks,
Mark
 
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