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2001 olds intrigue... When i turn left or right i hear a grinding sound? Is that my bearings

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I would have the brakes pads inspected and the wheels bearings, both can make this type of noise.

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SOURCE: Grinding noise in the left

grinding on front wheel is caused by 2 things. a bad or loose wheel bearing,or worn out brakes, have them both checked
You might also want to check the level of fluid in the power steering reservoir - low or lack of fluid will also cause a noise (although more of a whining than a grinding).

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SOURCE: the left front hub/bearing assembly

The hub bearing is usually pressed in and can be pressed too much and damaged.
Also,you may want to check to see if your brakes are worn out on the front which could also be making this noise.

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is it the right key for that car? cause if not then that is the problem... if it is the right key, then you might have to replace the key cylinder cause you may have something broken in it...

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SOURCE: I hear a grinding sound on my front left wheel

Sounds like it Jack front of car up and spin wheel Also check brake pads

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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You have got a broken wheel bearing on the left hand wheel,when you turn right all the weight goes on the left so the grinding you say you have will be from the brakes then you have the whine which is typical wheel bearing.
Make sure you have it replaced as soon as possible.
How this helps.
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I have a 2001 ford focus SE Wagon, while i'm driving down little slopes or when I turn tight on left or right turns there is a rubbing, grinding noise


wheel bearings are worn out

when you take a left turn you should hear it on the right wich means that the right one is done...
if you take a right curve you should hear it on the left..,

now you should be able to distinguish if the sound is coming from the front or the rear just by ear...

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