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Alrighty I'm going to try my best to explain this to you guys. I've got a 07 g6 with the 3.5 and 155k on her. Recently I've been hearing a grinding/rubbing sound coming from the front right wheel area. Now when I turn slightly to the left the noise goes away. Also when I go to the left the car jerks towards the left. Then it is smooth with no sound, and its going into the direction it jerked to. Today I replaced the axle on that side bc hell its got a couple miles on it and hasn't been replaced. Had my alignment done a couple months ago and I haven't hit anything ever. Any ideas?

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Any idea if there is a way to check or test it before I drop $100 on it?

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Jack it up just so the wheel in question is off the ground and wiggle it and see if there's any play or looseness in the wheel. I just had to replace 2 myself.


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I took mine in to a shop and had them check it just to be sure and they said it was the hub so I just did it myself.


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I'll look into it... I'll try to Jack it up tonight when I get home. I'll let you know what I find. Thanks!!

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There's is a SLIGHT raise in the loudness of the noise but not much...

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New hub and bearing assemblies are in. About to go pick them up and put them on. I got both sides bc my cars got a lot of miles and its my bday next week so I figured it was appropriate lol. Also ordered shocks, struts, absorbers, eibach spring kit, ac compressor and hose. Luckily I have a great gf that floated half the bill :)

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Replaced hub and bearing, still making noise. Is it possible it could be the strut? Any other ideas?

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I was about to suggest checking the brakes, but I would assume you already did.
Maybe take a look around the wheel well. Check for any loose plastic pieces, Maybe under the car as well. Look for any rubbing marks made from the tires as well. Maybe some things are getting in the way and making some noises.
 

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I replaced the rotors about 10k miles ago. I change the pads every other oil change (thank god for life time warranties). When I did the axle and hub, both Times I looked over everything in that area and nothing seemed out of place.

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Hmm. what a perplexing issue. What's funny is another user on here is having a very similar issue... Did you check the rear wheels as well? Often enough when you have a bad wheel bearing you can just spin the hub while it's in the air with the wheel off and you can hear it whirring. But checking for looseness works.

Also. Warranty pads? Like although my pads have half their life left, I can go replace them for new because I have the warranty? No charge?
 

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I did not check the rear wheels. I didn't think there would be a need to since the sound is coming from front.

I just take the old pads in and swap them out, no charge and I haven't been hassled about how the condition of the old pads are.

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Hmm. I need new rotors but my pads aren't too bad, but with this new info I'm intrigued. I just thought it wouldn't hurt to check the back. I'm certain it's nothing back there, Have you looked around the pulley system on the motor? Perhaps the idler bearing is going out? Or something else... I'm just throwing things to check, you never know..
 

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Yeah any auto part store you but lifetime pads and just go in and exchange as long as its not down to the metal


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Ok, so I got the ass end in the air and it seems like the right side on the back has some play when I try and shake it. Is it possible the maybe that bearing is bad and when driving the rear moves around causing the front to jerk around like it is?

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