1998 Chrysler Concorde Slight whirring, jet noise from fron

Tiny
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1998 Chrysler Concorde 6 cyl 117, 00 miles

I bought an extremely well cared for 1998 chrysler concorde from a second owner (last 7 years). Only 2 older ladies have owned it. I have all maint. Records. Tires are in great shape. But at all driving times, a not so loud like a jet coming from front end. Makes no difference whether I slow down or brake, but I think it stops at idle, its not very loud so I didn't notice. I want to know if I should be concerned enough to take it in to a mechanic. I bought it for $1200, I think she could have gotten more so I'm just a little bit suspicious. Thanks!
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 AT 8:38 AM

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Tiny
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If you only here the noise while driving (no matter the speed), then it's a front wheel hub. When the bearings go bad, they sound like a jet engine waiting for take off.

If you here the noise even while sitting still, then it's something on the front of your motor being driven by a drive belt. Probably a power steering pump.

You did get a good deal on you car (I owned two), but not a terribly good deal to the point you should be suspicious. After all, it is a twelve year old car.
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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 AT 9:43 PM
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Thank you! I'm going to take it in and have it checked out, now I feel armed with a little more information. That is exactly where its coming from too is the wheel. I bought it from a second owner, older single lady who kept all records, really beautifully maintained. Now I just have to keep it maintained well too.
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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1998 Chrysler Concord, earlier reply on forum suggested Hub/Bearing (jet engine sound). Now I am wondering how much to replace/repair? I have 2 recommendations from trusted people for a mechanic here locally. Does it have to be a specialty mechanic? Can a "backyard" mechanic do the job?
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Saturday, May 1st, 2010 AT 9:44 AM
Tiny
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Yes you can use a backyard mechanic. He procedure isn't really that hard.
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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 10:19 AM

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