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I put my spare tire on the left front of my MPG, when I drove it it made all kinds of noise, I moved the spare to the rear and all the noise went away, so you know what may have caused the noise, also when it was on the left front the wheel was very hot.

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Sounds like the spare is not the correct one for the car and was rubbing on the front brake caliper, wrong rim. on rear brakes it probably is drum brakes and that in not affected by the wrong rim.

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