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Rubbing sound when turning right

Only while moving (not while stopped) when I turn the wheel even slightly to the right the sounds does not make any sound turning left at any speed..the sound gets louder at higher speeds...also I do know that my ABS unit is not operating properly even though the light does not come on.

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  • thetreeoflif Aug 03, 2009

    Okay...well I cleaned both sides front...removed all rust (wasn't much because rotors are about 1 and half years old)...and cleaned brake parts (also gave me a chance to clean the wheels really good)...the humming souncd persists...and I should say it is more of a humming than a rubbing...and it happens after 15-20 miles per hour and only while turning right...sounds like the sound large deep tread tires makes on off road tires (which I do not have and in fact the tires are new)
    Also checked the joints for looseness and everything seems tight



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Sounds like maybe just rust on outside edge of rotors is touching on spindle slightly. Try removing wheel, and check rotors for rusty outside edge. Take a hammer with safety glasses on, and tap corner of outside edges of both front & backside of rotors to remove that rusty edge. See if noise is gone after. Inspect your brakes while your at it for worn pads.

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    Mike Butler Aug 03, 2009

    OK . That's different, humming especially turning one way or other I'd say wheel bearing on its way out.



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SOURCE: NOT a 4wheel drive...same sound and hubs/rotors are newish

sounds like a wheel bearing but to be sure jack up the truck and wiggle the tire from top to bottom if it moves then it is a wheel bearing

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