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Grinding sound I have a 1995 for thunderbird, I hear a grinding sound when i turn the wheel to the right and now when i step on the brake. it sounds like it is coming from the driver front wheel. do I need brakes

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Really it is your shaft and you might have a look at your brake pads too.

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