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I have a 2001 grand am that makes a rubbing or grinding noise from the front end. I have some vibrations in the sterring wheel as well. this is not noticable until the car is above 30mph.

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    have 2001 grand am and it makes a grinding noise when you turn the steering wheel it gets quieter but can still hear it was wondering if it is a wheel bearing

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This sounds like a wheel bearing to me. to check for a worn wheel bearing jack the car up and with the tires off the ground. place your hands on the top and bottom of the tire and apply pressure back and forth to feel for play in the bearing. sometimes they are worn ever so slightly to feel the wear other times it's very noticable. if they seem to be tight they could be the ball joints as allready sugested, to check those jack one side up at a time then use a long bar under the tire to raise it up and down, if the ball joints bad you will see the play in the joint. ken!

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Try replacing both front rotors and brake pads it worked for me.

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Your front struts may be bad,There is a rubber seat at the top of the strut that can start to bind while driving and turning. Replace struts and realign front end.

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