Driver side wheel sitting slanted

Tiny
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  • 2002 NISSAN FRONTIER
  • 3.3L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 220,000 MILES
My driver side tire and wheel is sitting slightly crocked. I've changed the break pads and caliper in the process of finding the issue but I'm not sure what's cause the issue. I hear a steady rubbing metal sound from that area. I've been told by guesses from other that it could be the carrier barring or the CVC shaft. I'm just trying to nail it down so I can fix it.
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 AT 11:49 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Can you post a picture of the wheel so I can see what you see?

It could be suspension or steering. Did you have an accident recently?

Roy
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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Just a light fender bender. Nothing major as for accidents recently. That was about a year ago.
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 AT 12:03 PM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.

It looks like something is bent on that side suspension, such as strut or spindle.

You need to go to a shop and have them look at it for you and tell you the bent parts and better yet, show you the parts.

Let me know what they say and we can continue.

Roy
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 AT 12:10 PM
Tiny
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Thank you. So I got it into a shop and it they are telling me it's the carrier bearing.
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
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No, it is not a carrier bearing. It could be a hub bearing that supports that side to keep the wheel straight.

Does the car make a lot of noise while driving? If it is a bearing, it will make a lot of noise.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement

Roy
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Thursday, December 12th, 2019 AT 1:51 AM
Tiny
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Yes it makes a lot of noise while driving it. I stopped driving it until I could get it into a shop due t how bad it sounded.
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Friday, December 13th, 2019 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Good. Get it checked out and get back to us with the results.

Roy
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Friday, December 13th, 2019 AT 9:02 PM

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