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Old 05-08-2018, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bad front end noise

I've been helping my father in law try to track down an issue he is having with his 07 Prius. He has some very odd front end noise. I figured it was a bearing as that is not uncommon on these cars. However, it doesn't appear to be that after some messing around. He has had this issue for a while and he recently replaced the inner tie rod on it, and we did a rough alignment (tape measure on the front and back of the tire). He used to have noise when turning. However, after we aligned it today, the noise is very pronounced as you go straight forward, but goes away as you turn (either way). It doesn't sound like a grinding noise, it sounds more like a vibration / rubbing noise. Its quite odd. This is a horrible explanation, but I haven't worked with it that much at all. I'm looking for some ideas on what to check out. Thanks guys!

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