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I recently had the front left wheel bearing replaced cause it seized up.a month later i started hearing the same noise before it siezed..the mechanic said the front end was sloppy and needed to be replaced.so he replaced the tie rods and two differnt arm assemblys.kept hearing the sound so he warrantyd the first wheel bearing,put in another,and it still is making a metal on metal grinding sound.his next opinion is it could be the axle.i am not sure.i am gonna take it to another mechanic and see what his opinion is.but was wondering if you had any others with the same problem.

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Hi, The one thing that causes repeated failure of the front bearings is being over tightened when they install them. A great number of mechanics try and rush and uses air tools to tighten axles nuts down. This usually over tightens the bearing causing premature failure.

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