There is a noise coming from front end when turning

Tiny
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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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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 12:00 PM

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Tiny
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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?

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 1:54 PM
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Occurs when driving and when I turn

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:05 PM
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That doesn't answer my question. Does the car have to be rolling to create the noise?

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:16 PM
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Yea

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:21 PM
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Yes car has to be moving to create the noise

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:24 PM
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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.

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:29 PM
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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?

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Sunday, November 20th, 2011 AT 2:34 PM
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No, there are no there rotating parts. You seem to be ignoring the rear which could be your problem.

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