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GRINDING NOISE FROM FRONT END. I'VE REPLACED CALIPER, ROTOR, BOTH INNER&OUTER WHEEL BERRINGS, TIE RODS, STRUT BAR LINKS, EVERYTHING BESIDES THE BALLL JOINTS., BUT I'VE NEVER HEARD A BALL JOINT GRIND THIS BAD... CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP?

1996 Chevrolet S-10 • 18,245 miles

Grinding noise from front end. I've replaced caliper, rotor, both inner&outer wheel berrings, tie rods, all but ball joints; could that be the problem? Never heard a ball joint grind this loud.
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Jbaer2390
November 20, 2011.



Are we talking about a rolling noise that only occurs when the car is moving or a noise triggered by turning from a still position?

Wrenchtech
Nov 20, 2011.
Occurs when driving and when I turn

Tiny
Jbaer2390
Nov 20, 2011.
That doesn't answer my question. Does the car have to be rolling to create the noise?

Wrenchtech
Nov 20, 2011.
Yea

Tiny
Jbaer2390
Nov 20, 2011.
Yes car has to be moving to create the noise

Tiny
Jbaer2390
Nov 20, 2011.
OK, that eliminates ball joints. That leaves you with tires, front or rear bearings or something contacting the rotor as it turns like the backing plate being too close.

Wrenchtech
Nov 20, 2011.
I replaced the wheel berrings (inner&outer) and took the backing plate off so it wouldn't touch the rotor. And the tires are new. Any other ideas?

Tiny
Jbaer2390
Nov 20, 2011.
No, there are no there rotating parts. You seem to be ignoring the rear which could be your problem.

Wrenchtech
Nov 20, 2011.