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  • avatar zaken1 10/29/08 7:15 pm PST

    It sounds like you probably have a bad front wheel bearing. Another possibility is that the front brake pads are worn down to the audible wear indicators.




    The determination of whether the problem is brake pads or a wheel bearing is best made by inspecting the thickness of the brake pads. This is a relatively quick and easy procedure.

    Front wheel bearings are relatively simple to replace. I would expect that job would cost less than $150; but I don't have recent experience with the cost of the work, and I may be way off there. It is easy enough to call around and get estimates on the phone for either of those operations



    I hope this helps!!!

    Joel

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  • zaken1 10/29/08 7:15 pm PST

    It sounds like you probably have a bad front wheel bearing. Another possibility is that the front brake pads are worn down to the audible wear indicators.




    The determination of whether the problem is brake pads or a wheel bearing is best made by inspecting the thickness of the brake pads. This is a relatively quick and easy procedure.

    Front wheel bearings are relatively simple to replace. I would expect that job would cost less than $150; but I don't have recent experience with the cost of the work, and I may be way off there. It is easy enough to call around and get estimates on the phone for either of those operations



    I hope this helps!!!

    Joel

    Source: 

  • tek1010 10/29/08 7:58 pm PST

    My vote is for the wheel bearing. Put new brakes on while your in there. LMS

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