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Grinding noise in front end

Ok, so just got a 94.5 F250 7.3 turbo diesel, 5 speed, 4x4, 233xxx miles. Sometimes when I'm driving it, there will be a grinding/rubbing noise that comes from the front end. I think its coming from the driver side. It comes and goes. I drive it say 20 miles nothing, then maybe 10 miles and it will start. Also if I stop then start driving again there's no noise, I'll hit like 30-50 it will start. Then I stop again ect. But the thing I don't get is I'll bring it home, park it over night, next day get in it and drive it there's no noise! Its driving me crazy! I've had it checked out 2 times both times didn't do it and they were like "cant find anything wrong" I know it needs both ball joints and the upper tie rod end on the driver side. could that be my problem?!?! I have no clue were to start and I don't want to start playing the "guess this part" game and I end up rebuilding the whole front end before I'm done. Also it leans to to driver side? Only the front end leans. Rear looks good, does that have a connection? Thx
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Wheel bearing?
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sounds like except it stops for a bit when He stops ?

a jacked caliper and rotor // cools off a bit when stopped ??

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a wheel bearing would do the same, you only here the grinding of a wheel bearing when your moving faster than lets say 15mph
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Wheel bearing?
How would I check a wheel bearing? I think its that too but wouldn't do it all the time? Yesterday, drove it 60 miles and nothing. Today drove it maybe 20 and it started. It comes at random. But, then will go away if I stop and drive at like 20 mph. I'm so lost...
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take the wheel off and spin it to see if you here the grinding noise, but i think you will only hear it at high sppeds greater than 20mph. Take the bearing off and spin in and it should be tight to sprin. If its easy to spin its a wheel bearing
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Well guys, finally got my front end tore apart and found my driver side hub is SHOT! I mean completely gone. So I'm replacing it tomorrow, and I'm almost positive that it where the grinding noise was coming from..Thanks for your help.
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