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2003 lexus IS

My o3 IS has a very rhythmical grinding or whirling sound in drivers side tire (kinda sounds like rubbing..).gets a little worse in turns to the left. it goes away at higher speeds. It seems to increase when coasting verses using gas,

Any ideas? I thought of bearings (sp) but that seems a little soon for the miles 65,000 with a lexus. I'm nervous not good time expensive repair...could brakes do this?

Kim

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It is either the wheel bearing or the brakes, the brakes are easy to check, do that 1st, if the pads are ok replace the wheel bearing.

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YEs brakes can do this for sure! If its rotational or rhythmical it has to do with your wheel. Take off your driver side tire and inspect brake pads. At 65k miles you are most likely due for some new brake pads. DOnt take it to the dealer they will charge you a fortune.

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