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Front end grinding help needed

I am new to the site so thanks in advanced for any help. I just bought a 2008 crew cab lariat 4x4 6.4 with 27000 miles with that being said when turning left i am getting a grinding noise when i turn right there is nothing. Could this be a hub or hub bearing? It's quiet when going straight.
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Does it have oversized tires? Could they be rubbing on the frame or wheel well? Maybe a bad u-joint, usually when the bearings go bad, you hear it all the time.

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Thats what i thought you hear them going straight then stops when turning. No stock 20" rims and tires.
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Take a good look at the u-joints for any movement. You can probably get a long screwdriver in there or a prybar and try to wiggle them at all. Any movement is bad. Look to see if they are greaseable, that maybe all they need.

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I had the same problem on my 7.3 but only when I turned right!!! Replaced my tie rod ends and wheel bearings yesterday and she runs much better now and hardly any shake past 70mph!!
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Take a good look at the u-joints for any movement. You can probably get a long screwdriver in there or a prybar and try to wiggle them at all. Any movement is bad. Look to see if they are greaseable, that maybe all they need.
The u joints are on the drive shaft right?
This is my first solid front axle truck in a long time so im use to cv axles
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I had the same problem on my 7.3 but only when I turned right!!! Replaced my tie rod ends and wheel bearings yesterday and she runs much better now and hardly any shake past 70mph!!
should i be having these kind of issues at 27000 miles
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Let me add i just bought this from local ford dealer and it was a CPO and they are supposed to do like a 160 point inspection to obtain that
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How long have you had it? Maybe you can take it to them and they will repair it? With 27000 miles you shouldn't have these problems but it is always possible. If the person before you beat the crap out of it, it could be. Have someone go in the truck and turn the steering wheel back and forth a little (you can do it without the engine running) and just see if any other parts (tie rod ends, centerlink, pitman arm) seem to have play in them, maybe there are multiple things going bad. Its hard to say without seeing it for myself.

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I have had it about three weeks. Might just let things go till next service or it breaks then let ford look at it.
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