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We are driving down the road and the brake light comes on and then the car stops driving smoothly....and it sounds horrible.

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The sound you are hearing is a warning that 1 or more wheel bearings are not working or simply need replaced, please be advised that it is very dangerous to drive a vehicle with a bad wheel bearing as it could cause you to wreck. for more information or help please call 419 689 1114 for futher assistance

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