Grinding noise in front tire

Tiny
JEANNIES DODGE RAM
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  • 1997 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 99,000 MILES
I have a 1997 dodge ram 1500 4 wheel drive and there is a random grinding noise coming from the passenger side front wheel. Brake pads and rotors are new and u joints have recently been replaced. The noise is not constant and usually happens when turning left down hill and maybe braking too. Also bumpy surfaces can make the noise happen some of the time.
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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 AT 12:56 AM

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Tiny
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Typical of a noisy wheel bearing assembly. A tool that can help locate the source is called the "Chassis Ear". It's a set of six microphones, a switch box, and head phones. You place the microphones on suspect parts, then switch between them and listen during a test drive. Be aware that many mechanics have never seen or heard of this tool. You might find one at auto parts stores that rent or borrow tools.
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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 AT 1:20 AM

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