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I'm hearing a squealing/whining sound from the drivers side front area, but very randomly. It seems to come and go on whim with no apparent outside influences such as speeding up, applying brakes, turning, or anything else. The only thing it does consistently is it stops making that noise when the vehicle slows to a near stop or is stopped. When it happens, it is always when the car is in motion. BUt again, it starts and stops at random times when in motion. I just noticed this about a week and a half ago, and I think it's sorta been happenin more frequently or at least for longer periods of time when it does happen. Do you know what that could be? Thanks, Brent

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