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Had everything replaced brake pads,rotors, new brake lines. Was told I need ball bearings.

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  • alicesmith19 May 17, 2009

    1992 pontiac grand am. not sure was told ball bearings. can feel car wheel grinding when brakes applied.

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Do you mean ball jpoints or hub bearings?
what is the car doing?
i need more info!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on May 17, 2009

  • Dennis Mulford
    Dennis Mulford May 17, 2009

    check the rear brakes,if there ok then its the hub bearings on the front wheel that is grinding!!!!!!!!

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