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rubbing and squeeking noise from front wheel

The front wheel on the drivers side is rubbing and squeeling .sounds pretty bad.really bad when i have to stop.some days it seems its not there.i also found out when i have to back up the noise is gone for a while.anyone have any ideas what this could be.my son replaced the brake pads on the front.and the rotor.its on a 2004 ranger fx4 4x4
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wheel bearing is gone south
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wheel bearing is gone south
How do u know that's what it is?there's days when it don't do it at all
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the older type of wheel bearing usually squeak when they are worn out

HENCE!! quality grease injected during manufacturing process

the newer types of bearing usually groan when they are worn out ,, less quality of grease

ford had been plagued with cheap chinese bearings that were boxed as genuine motorcraft bearings

also point being that the fuel tank and weight of the driver wear out driver side bearings quicker than the passenger side bearings
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It only started doing it after i replaced the rotor on the drivers front.
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brake rotors should always be replaced in pairs ( driver and passenger ) at the same time

brake pads should always be replaced when you replace brake rotors
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rubbing noise

My son replaced the other one last year and the brake pads.It still needs to be replaced again?
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depends on the quality of the rotor

rotors made in china are made of cheap quality steel that wear out quicker than north american steel
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