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Front axel(?) noise

When coasting with the clutch disengaged or braking at all, my Scion makes the following noises:

wom-wom-wom-wom + grindygrindygrind

It's definitely coming from the front of the car. The tires are fine; properly inflated and maintained very well. I have about 27000 miles on the car and have never had any accidents. Sometimes, I also feel a shimmy.

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    got the same problem but at 68K miles...just took off the wheels and calipers. Very uneven break pad wear from drivers side to passenger side. No other visible issues....anyone have an idea?

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Could be a HUB bearing,, and or a Front drive axle needing replacement.

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