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Changed brake pads and rotors on the front still have a roaring noise coming from drivers side front tire

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Noise is from right drive axel tire dealer never saw one like this type looks like a coupling at mid-point of axel. Is this a serviceable bearing or something else.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    cant get center lug nut off of driver front tire to change a flat

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If its like a humming noise its the wheel bearing if you ga straith and move the stering to one side noise there move to the other side noise is less wheel bearing gone lift the car in the front ans spin the wheel manualy listen to see whisht bearing make the noise change that bearing hope its a fix for you and rate a fixya for me if any other question feel free im here thank you pierre

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