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Grinding sound My 2000 Tacoma started a grinding noise from the front diver's side. I don't feel any grinding in the brakes or difference in steering. Any ideas?

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It could be a wheel bearing or possibly the differential (4x4's). Check your brakes any way for safety's sake.

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