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Loud rotational noise from the front end.

The noise gets louder as vehicle speed is increased. Almost sounds like when you hit a rough patch of road. The noise is the same whether in drive or nuetral. The noise aprars to be pulsating.

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You have a bearing or a brake problem. Either requires the attention of a good repair shop or a dealer.
Bearings may need to be replaced or lubricated (no expert here); if brakes, it is likely warped rotors which will need to be replaced and do the pads as well. Prepare for a $200-300 bill.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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