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A rubbing noise while turning and braking

I have changed both roters and pads. This is my wife's car and she says it still makes the rubbing noise. The noise is intermitent, and seems to happen when turning and braking, but not every time. While changing the roters and pads checked to see if there was abnormal play in the wheels, and there is not. I have read that some of the 2003 Aztec's experienced hub problems. I did not check the hubs. I'm out of ideas, can anyone help with a suggestion or should I just take it to the dealer and get jammed....if you know what I mean. Thanks.

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This could be a strut bearing making this noise.

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