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I can visually see that I need new rotors, but I'm wondering if the front bearings may be the cause of the "growl" I feel/hear on mild turns. Is there any way to test wheel bearings?

And while I'm at it... There seems to be two sizes of aftermarket rotor available for the 2000 Cougar: 260mm or 278mm. Do I have to pull a wheel and measure what's on the car? Or is there some way to find out by year/engine/trans specs?


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Sport Cougars have larger rotors than the non Sport package cars. If you have rear disc brakes then you will need the 278mm rotors, if you have drums you need the 260mm ones.
 
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Also so you know, i just replaced two front wheel bearings, the noise it makes is a humming noise. If it's a growling noise that has a metallic sound to it, it's rotors/brakes. But the humming for the bearings will get louder and louder... and louder. It's a very unique noise. if you take to any shop, any mechanic would be able to differentiate the bearing noise from anything else...
 
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