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When driving straight i here some kind of grinding

1998 Pontiac Grand AmGT
when driving straight i here some kind of grinding sound in front, when i turn right it goes away when i turn left its back

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Could be wheel bearing universal joint or simply a load of dirt or rust around the brake disc. I would think its a wheel bearing though

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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