Started having front axle grinding noises today on my way home. Turning right the front left wheel seems to be grinding in some way. Sounds like metal on metal so i figured it was wheel bearings.
Well i took the caliper, hub, and everything apart and the bearings are definitely loose but they dont seem completely shot. Would those bearings make a metal on metal sound even with some grease left in them and not completely grenaded?
So tomorrow i will go to carquest and get wheel bearings and the seal. But what i was trying to figure out is if there is something else that can grind when going around a corner? Could a u-joint make a grinding sound?
Should i just replace the U-joints and ball joints while i have it apart and call it good? What all is there while its apart that needs replaced. Also how do i tell if the hub is shot, when they are both unlocked and one tire was off the fround i spun it (with hub unlocked) and the front drive shaft was spinning, didnt think that was possible?
sorry about the long post but i need answers. Thanks