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There is a purring noise on the driver side seems to be coming from the axle, the noise fades away when the wheel is turned to the right.

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Sounds like a wheel bearing on the way out. It's hard to isolate them; the right can sound like the left and vice versa. I assume you're not going to do the work, have a dealer or a pro independent listen to it. The noise goes away because you take some pressure off of the bad side of the wheel bearing when you turn in a particular direction.

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