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Old 29 Oct 2009, 12:57 pm
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Default Grinding noise front end 2002 woody

At about 70k started with a front bearing noise when steering side to side. Then not only bearing noise but a clumping noise when on rough surfaces. Next a loud grinding noise making a turn, but went away.
The fix at 75k: left front bearing and hub replaced, lower control arms both sides, old ceramic brake pads ( 20k ) broke loose from backing on both wheels replaced with new ones, and last a front end alignment. $950.58 for dealer, and $70.00 for Sears alignment.
My local mechanic didn't want to do the job............

Last edited by Art Rigby; 29 Oct 2009 at 08:25 pm. Reason: add tie rod when doing alignment from Sears total at now $132.00
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Old 29 Oct 2009, 07:05 pm
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Default Re: Grinding noise front end 2002 woody

Thanks for posting with the cures. As I was reading I guessed wheel bearing & Bushings - they replace because it's easier than changing bushings....
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