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The front end passenger side is making a grinding/thumping noise..brakes are new

(2004 Chevrolet Cavalier)
in Buffalo, NY on February 14, 2014
one person said it is the struts, another said it is the hub..I don't want to take it in fora repair unless I'm sure of the problem. Car has @ 66k miles.
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on February 14, 2014
I am just guessing but if it is making a grinding noise it could be a hub and bearing assembly
on February 14, 2014
Take it in for an inspection and estimate on the repair. Most shops will do this at no charge. Post those results here for more info or use the estimator at the top of this page. We can only guess at the csuse of your noise and that really does no good!
on February 14, 2014
"We can only guess at the csuse of your noise "

Isn't that the point of this page? To post the problem and get an general idea on the cause before going to the mechanic?
on February 14, 2014
Usually!!!!!!!! You don't spell any better than i do!
on February 14, 2014
ummmm.. I was QUOTING YOU!
on February 14, 2014
Well duh, i know!!!
of Greg's Orange Auto on February 14, 2014
is the grinding all the time or only when appling brakes?
on February 14, 2014
All the time. I thought maybe it was the snow build up - which was PART of the problem - but I removed the snow and while the noise has minimized, the thumping is still there - especially when I hit a pothole. Trying to avoid potholes in winter is like driving a through an obstacle course.
on February 14, 2014
im sorry but my crystal ball is in the shop
on February 14, 2014
on February 14, 2014
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hmmmm CERTIFIED MASTER TECHNICIANS? yeah, right... all you know how to is refer posters to other mechanics. What a waste!
on February 14, 2014
Refer 'some' posters to other mechanics!!!
Cheers.
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