2004 Buick Lesabre 2004 Lesabre - noise in front end

Tiny
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  • 2004 BUICK LESABRE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 18,000 MILES
I recently bought a 2004 LeSabre with 17K miles. At time of purchase, dealer disclosed it had previously been in accident w/ front end damage. After driving it about 1K miles, noticed intermittent noise from front end, a growling / rubbing-like sound, mainly at 30 and 50 MPH. Noticed it happened frequently when going thru turns. Took back to dealer, they replaced (so they said) left front wheel bearing. Has improved situation some, but not completely. Still happening intermittently around 50 MPH, mostly when decelerating & applying brakes. But still happens some in normal driving, or acceleration around the 50 MPH range. Can't "make" it do it like prior to wheel bearing replacement, but still happens. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 10:17 PM

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Tiny
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It's not uncommon for one wheel bearing to go bad about the same time as the other.
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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Yes, that was it. Had my local mechanic check it out and confirm, then took it back to the dealer to be repaired. Replaced RF wheel bearing, and now the noise is gone. Thanks.
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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 AT 8:12 PM

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