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Grinding noise and squealing in front tire when turning left. Husband took wheel off, and center hub is very loose.

My husband took the wheel off, and the center hub is very loose.

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  • Susie Allen Jun 01, 2009

    Yes I know. Any ideals though. A little history... left front bearing replaced and transmission worked on in January of this year.

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You better go to the Garage....

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