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1998 Saturn: Grinding/rubbing/screaching noise somewhere up front. Usually I can hear it when I first take off and then after a block or two it quits. It also quits when the car is stopped. It seems to have started after I hit a bump with the front passenger-side tire a couple of weeks ago. At first, I thought it might be the brake drum, etc. but the noise does not seem to come from that part of the car.

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The sound you describe sounds more like the belt lose, would check that first. auxiliary belt. if the sound goes away it will prob be that.

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SOURCE: 1998 NISSAN ALTIMA FRONT END NOISE / RT SIDE GRINDING NOISE,.... BEARING?

CV joint has gotten debris and moisture inside. The CV boot is bad and not protecting the joint. Now its metal on metal grinding. This happens when turning as there is more pressure on the joint. Please fix this ASAP as it can be dangerous to drive on a bad CV joint. While I have seen people drive with a bad CV joint for over 4k miles, it is NOT recommended!

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SOURCE: Grinding noise in the left

grinding on front wheel is caused by 2 things. a bad or loose wheel bearing,or worn out brakes, have them both checked
You might also want to check the level of fluid in the power steering reservoir - low or lack of fluid will also cause a noise (although more of a whining than a grinding).

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: grinding rubbing noice turning right

If you have stock sized tires on it.. check the brakes.. also look for loose fender skirting near the wheel as a helper turns the wheel maxxed out to the right.. Lemmie know, Thanx

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SOURCE: New Drivers side Rear strut on 94 Saturn SW2 Tire now Rubs strut?

most likely the knuckle is also bent near where the strut bolts to the knuckle

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SOURCE: Rubbing or grinding noise coming from Driver side rear tire/wheel

Yes the rear differential could be the cause if you have a limited slip rear axle. The clutches could be binding in the rear axle.This would be noticeable especially on turns and accelerating.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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