what are more specific signs of a control arms going bad? on 2002 Mazda Millenia

i was told i needed new cv shaft because of right clicking noise from right tire area. yet after getting break pads changed there was a kind of grinding noise as if the tire would fall off after 20mph. i was told the control arms is was that problem and it was bad too and got worse in that short span of time.wat i signs i would have realized before hand as driver and mechanic and are the problems related?

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