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Squeak in left front end

Metal to metal squeak when turning left. Also same noise when braking and turning left or straightening wheel from a turn. It is not the same noise that you get when your brakes are starting to wear. The brakes are approx 1 1/2 yrs old (12,000 miles).

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    when i am driving and i make a sharp left turn or i go over pot hole it makes a clunking noise like something metal on metal

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I would still bet youre dealing with worn brake pads, theres an off chance it has a bearing issue but brakes are first thought. maybe has caused them to wear down quicker ie. holding caliper, restricted flex hose, or even economy parts from previous repair.

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