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Noise on front left tire

I started having a grinding noise when I pressed on the brakes of my 1999 Ford Escort. I thought it was my brakes, but I had them done and the noise has continued. It is only grinding when I press on the brakes, but while I am driving it also makes loud noises. I had noises like this before on a totally different vehicle and it ended up being the tow bar. Some people have said it could be the axle or a wheel bearing. What is the cost to fix something like that?

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  • Amanda Satterly Sep 19, 2008

    Well, I had the brake pads replaced. The rotors were not replaced. The noises are coming from the front left tire, but the inside of the tire not the outside. It's not the tire itself, it's something that is possible inside or connected from underneath the car to the tire. I have tried to get underneath the car to look, but I don't know what anything is supposed to look at so if it is something obvious I can't see it.

  • Amanda Satterly Sep 22, 2008

    Problem solved! The pins that held my brake pads in place were falling out. Also, I was told I did not need a new rotor when in fact I did. The whole situation only cost about $30 for parts and thanks to my brother-in-law about $20 in labor. The noise has stopped and my brakes feel great! Thanks for the help!

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You say you had the brakes done but what exactly did you have replaced? noises from wher exactly?

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  • onenadnix200 Sep 19, 2008

    try jacking car up, hold the wheel top and bottom and check for play in bearing ( by pulling at top and pushing at bottom and vice versa) any move ment would indicate a worn bearing also spin wheel by hand to listen for any roughness in bearing. does noise occur more when tourning if so could be worn cv joint.

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