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My tire is tilted slightly inward at the top on out toward the bottom, makes a noise similar to brake pads rubbing ( Yes, I have changed my brake pads... ;-)) and feels like the car is being held back from rolling. It rolls when I press the accelerator, just feels tight. I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L V6(Non-Turbo/Supercharged). I generally work on my car myself, but I am not very good at pin-pointing the problem at hand. I'm thinking Strut or Inner Wheel Bearing...Before I take it apart, I thought I'd ask your opinion on troubleshooting.

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Worn wheel bearing, jack up front to allow wheel to spin. Hold wheel and try to rocck it top to bottom and left to right. get someone under car to look at any play at suspension ball joints or bewaring.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

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    Chrstina Oct 24, 2012

    Wheel rocks, can't really tell at this point if the ball joint has any play, I'll have to jack it up again. Thanks! I'll be back.....P.S. I have changed the ball joint on the passenger s

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    Chrstina Oct 24, 2012

    ...Side, but not the driver's side, which is where my play is, so It's a possibility!

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    Chrstina Oct 24, 2012

    Checked ball joint, didn't see an issue from site. However, I pushed my emergency brake on and off a few times, seems to have solved the stress issue, but still having the rubbing noise. I don't have the right tools to change wheel bearings, so I thnk I may **** it up and take it to the mechanic. I imagine, bu the time I purchase the tools, The cost would probably run me the same to take it to the mechanic.

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SOURCE: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

These vehicles are known to have power steering issues. They use up fluid and at about a 100k or so the pulley itself can "sheer" right off. I would check your power steering fluid level and go from there.
Thank you,
Lee

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100k miles means a knackered engine.You will start having problems with it when it reaches this kind of mileage.

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SOURCE: 2003 honda odyssey - right rear wheel rim gets hot

To cofirm a stuck e-brake jack up that wheel and apply e-brake then release and see if the wheel will turn freely if not the e-brake cable must be replaced, the brake shoes or pads must be checked for wear also for a temperary remedy spray liqiud wrench all along the length especially at the upper end and work the cable with your hand back and forth to free up the cable, once freed up avoid applying the e-brake until the replacement is complete.

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SOURCE: left rear wheel/tire tilts inward

yeah if its not your axle broke its your wheel bearings

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SOURCE: Squeal under hood 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT (3.8 L)

I would start with a belt. While removing it feel how much tension the tensioner has on it, on the 3800 egnine they have a stiff tensioner(sorry I don't have any specs for how much) After you get the belt off you can look at all of the pulleys and spin them to see if the bind or look for stuff stuck in the grooves on the pulleys.
It sounds to me like the belt is streched. I would not recommend one of those gator back belts, they seem to make more noise sooner than a good v notch belt. But thats just my opinion!

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