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A BAD Axle or Wheel Bearing.!!! Is that only happening while the brakes are applied, or all the time? It could be that the inner pads are worn down to the metal, and whoever checked the brakes, missed it. One only has to rub fingers on the back side of the rotor to confirm this. If the pads are not suare with the rotor, they will look good from the top, but will be cutting up the rotor at the bottom. If it makes the noise all the time, then you might have a wheel bearing out, or a tire breaking down/worn tread. When the brakes were checked did they check the bearings? is this sound coming only from the front? if heard in the rear as well check that the emergency brakes are not locking up.

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