Grinding sound from front tire

Tiny
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 168,000 MILES
I heard a grinding sound coming from the drivers side front tire, while turning the wheel towards the right? When the wheel was turned towards the left, there was no sound?
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 5:46 PM

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Tiny
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Probably a bad hub bearing.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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Make sure the backing plat isn't making contact.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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No the backing plate (which I assume hangs down behind the tire?) Is not making contact. So a bad hub bearing? Is that repairable, or does it need replacement? Any idea of the cost for something like that?
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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No, the backing plate doesn't hang down. It's a metal shield behind the rotor and yes, a bad bearing would have to be replaced.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 6:12 PM
Tiny
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Ok, thank you so much!
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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We also had this problem with my 2002 Suburban, it turned out to be my rotors, we replaced both sides.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Wow, really? I found it so odd that I only heard the sound when I turned the wheel towards the right - nothing when it was turned towards the left. I will mention the rotors as well. Thank you for the info.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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Sorry I stand corrected here, "it was" the wheel bearings. We have replaced the rotors as well. Sorry for the misguidance.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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Oh, ok - wheel bearings. Thanks for the correction - hate even walking into a repair shop w/ no idea at all what is wrong - appreciate your input.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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Again I apologize for the boo boo, If you jack your vehicle up and use a crowbar under the tire to see if there is movement, IF there is it's the wheel bearing. That's how we tested ours. Hope this helps.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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Original poster. Please be aware that these recent responses are not from me. I advise you to ignore them.
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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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Sorry. Wrenchtech
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Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 AT 1:52 AM

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