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Rumbling in front tires

Driving 20 mph or more my front tires rumble, the rumbling is louder the faster I drive or when I am making a right turn, the rumbling is lower when driving slower or making a left turn, what could be causing the problem?

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    when i turn the steering wheel all the way to the left i get a grinding noise from the drivers side front tire. this noise doesnt happen any other time and there is no swaying or shaking when driving.

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You probably have a bad wheel bearing or bad tire on left front. when making right turn left front wheel wil spin faster than right making noise louder.

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