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Turning left makes a cracking noise, also lights flicker

We went to our local auto zone and they told us of this new recall on 99 ventures involving if your lights are flickering, inside and out that the alternator was remade because the bolt it was made with is to long so we need to go to a chevy dealer to get the parts to fix it. all that is in the kit is a bolt and a washer. the original bolt was to long and it needed a washer.
Also i have this really annoying sound coming from around the left tire. it sounds like something is grinding or metal on metal contact. our local midas put all 4 brand new tires on it started after they put them on, never before that though. any ideas about the noise?

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Take the wheel off an take a look at the cover thats inside of the disk,it might have been bended so it's in contact whit the disk.If it's not, try to clean betwen the cover and disc.

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