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By my left front wheel I hear this grind noise. Initially i thought it was my brakes and roters. I got my roters fixed but held off on the brakes. I assume the good year would have mentioned to me my brakes where bad while working on the roters but that was never an issue. At one point i thought it was the brakes because when i put the brakes on i would hear the grunt, but i figured it was not the brakes because it only happened occasionally and only on the driver side front. I also noticed that it makes the noise when I make turns. After examining it I noticed there is a black flap at the bottom front so I hope and assume that when i hit the brakes the car shifts down forward and that flap scrapes the ground. please let me know what I may be overlooking....possibly the steering wheel is the problem??? Thanks ahead of time.

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Well, it could be the flap still but that would indicate the problem is probably a strut. I wouldn't trust the good year place you took the vehicle to. If the previous repair didn't solve the problem you will most likely go back and they can charge you a second time for going in there. They most likely didn't even check the brakes. I took a vehicle in for that same problem once and they turned my rotors and I ended up going back and back and back to get them to repair the whole problem that was a caliper grabbing and locking up on. Turned out the real problem was the Master Cylinder not releasing the like it should have. Your problem could be a CV Joint, a Caliper sticking, or Bearings being a problem, although I would assume the bearings were at least checked when they did the rotors.

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