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Front driverside tire hesitates when the vehicle starts moving

Grinding noise when slowing down, when hit bumps makes terrible noise and when I turn left. The other day someone moved my car two feet ahead to show me what my front driverside tire was doing. As soon as they took it out of park and started moving forward its like instead of rolling my tire just hopped

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Sounds like you have a bad wheel bearing. These cars are known for that. It could also be a bad CV joint [axle] , but it won't usually make your wheel hop. Jack car up and try to move wheel top to bottom. There should be no play at all. Try spinning the wheel while it is off the ground, if it's a bearing, you will hear a grinding noise. If it's a bad CV joint, you will hear a clicking. Let me know if this was helpful to you, and until you get it looked at, I wouldn't drive it, as the wheel can fall right off if it's a bearing. Good luck

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