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Grinding noise in the left front wheel while turning right - gets more noticeable the harder the turn is. Checked tire clearance - no problem, but it's not a rubbing noise but a grinding noise. No problem turning left. The car is a 1998 Cabrio, so a bit older. Have had the front wheel bearings repaired (packed? replaced?) once but several years ago. Sound like a bearings issue? Or could it be brakes?

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    grinding on left side front.replaced bearing assembly.still got a grind not a clicking sound.sounds like no brakes shoes on car..grinds all the time except when turning to the right.new rotors and brakes replaced 6 months ago.could it b the bearing on the right side?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    noise does get louder when you turn the wheel to the left on accelleration

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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

I am having the same issue!

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • jack Aug 14, 2013

    What about CV shafts? Or is that more of a ticking?

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