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What would cause a squeaking noise coming from the drivers side wheel but not the brakes when you put the car into gear?

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2004-06-05 08:15:43
2004-06-05 08:15:43

There can be two possibilities. The first is your wheel bearing going bad. The second could be the drive axle wearing out.

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