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The front end of my Saturn dropped about 3 inches on the driver side wheel well and makes a grinding noise when I try to drive it, especially if turning the wheels. The wheel is almost touching the wheel well, but is not the cause of the grinding noise. I don't dare to even drive it. It seemed to happen very quickly. Help!

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  • haug0099 Feb 04, 2010

    That's kinda what I thought also, but didn't want to mess with it in the winter without a second opinion. I will check it out, thanks

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Sounds like you had a ball joint come off, or an a-arm is damaged.

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