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nasty front end noise

so i think it's my drivers side front bearing. it makes the grinding noise and all but if i put it in 4wd the noise goes away. I'm not sure what it could be now. any help
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check the wheel bearings?
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well i ordered wheel bearings, and yea i checked them, but is it normal for the bearing to quit making noise when you put it in 4wd?
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yeah they will for a little bit, but if you don't replace 'em soon they bust a seal and then some other things may happen, but you can't just get the bearings you have to get the whole hub assembly, mine went out busted the little seal that keeps the bearing ***** in, and the inside of my wheel started rubbing on the caliper. so don't wait too long man.
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Sorry just now noticed you said you ordered some, duh
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i'm going to get it now. Thanks, yea i ordered it yesterday but i'm not sure if i have 4 or 2 wheel abs so i told her 2 b/c it was cheaper. We'll seee once i get it torn down. Thanks jon
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no problem man, oh and be careful when putting it on, if you got vaccum locking hubs, you don't want anything to tare, I have a warranty I bought with my truck so it only cost me a 100 dollar deductable. how much did you pay for your's
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my bearings?? i payed $209 at advanced auto and that was definately the problem when i tore it down today little bearings rolled out everywhere. lol
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dang, didn't damage anything did it, mine did, not too bad a price either, before I took mine to the dealership I checked to see if it would be cheaper for me to do it, but every where I went, they wanted $236 for one, cause you have to buy the whole hub assembly, so I just went with the $100 deductable. LOL sorry man I just now realized you have AVM hubs, I'm a little slow some times. LOL, so the 209 was for both? I don't have them kinda hubs, I still fot the vaccum locking ones so thats prbably why mine were more expesive.

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does the wheel wobble at the 12&6, 3&9 positions on the wheel?
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I dont understand why they would make noise in 2wd but not 4wd. Can someone explain why this could be the wheel bearings.

Wheel bearings spin the same in 2wd and 4wd, so that is why I want to know why everyone thinks it is the bearings
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