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My car is making a loud noise from the front end and vibrates when you accelerate. When i turn the wheel to the left it squeals and sometimes there is a clunking noise. Could this be a ball joint? I have replaced 3 out of the 4 wheel bearings already and the one that wasn't changed was a back one. The noise is coming from the front end. Got any ideas for me? Thanks....Becky

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Hi Becky Your mechanic should be able to find your problem. They will lift your car so your front wheels swing free and shake your front wheels around. The bad part can be found this way. Theres a lot of things this could be. But yes it would be a joint or bearing. Hope this helps you.

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You may have a cv joint about to fall out.To repair this ,the whole axle will have to be replaced.Axle is about 59.00 at NAPA auto parts.But do check the play in the wheeel,jack the car up one one side in the front and then the other.Check the wheel,by hand grab the wheel on top,and the bottom,and see if you can move the wheel in or out,up,or down.Then check the wheel by doing the same thing,side ways.Grab the wheel(tire) on each side,and move it in,and out up,and down,and move it like the wheel is turning,to the right,and to the left.Do this all with the steering wheel locked straight.If there is any movement,look at where the give is in the steering parts,and ball joints,and bearing.Do this while moving the wheels.Then do the other side the same way.I hope this was helpful,please let me know.

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    You may have a cv joint about to fall out.To repair this ,the whole axle will have to be replaced.Axle is about 59.00 at NAPA auto parts.But do check the play in the wheeel,jack the car up one one side in the front and then the other.Check the wheel,by hand grab the wheel on top,and the bottom,and see if you can move the wheel in or out,up,or down.Then check the wheel by doing the same thing,side ways.Grab the wheel(tire) on each side,and move it in,and out up,and down,and move it like the wheel is turning,to the right,and to the left.Do this all with the steering wheel locked straight.If there is any movement,look at where the give is in the steering parts,and ball joints,and bearing.Do this while moving the wheels.Then do the other side the same way.I hope this was helpful,please let me know.

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