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Grinding sound from the front axles stops when brakes applied

This happens when I hit a bump and then the only way it stops is when I come to a complete stop and then you hear a popping sound of the brakes letting loose. We replaced the roter on the drivers side.

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    Have same problem. Did you solve yours and how.Thank you.

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Sounds like you have a brake or wheel bearing bad

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the exciter is on the hub and will not be damaged unless something drastic has happened , like bearing failure
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