The front axle seems to be the one causing the problem. Either the central nut is not torqued correctly and/or the wrong part is used. You would need to recheck the work done.
The grinding noise could be the CV joints are of the wrong size and shaft is too small and turning inside the joint instead of providing the torque to move car foward.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2012 AT 5:31 PM