Q: what is really wrong?

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There is a rattling, grinding sound coming from the drivers side wheel, I thought thatbit might've been brake pads or something but I took it in and took the mechanic for a drive and it stopped, but now it has began to persist, I was told it was something minor in the suspension on the front in, like a strut or sway bar link that maybe broken or something, in need of expert knowledge

My car has 38917 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Any professional mechanic would agree, that in order to effectively diagnose a problem as you’re describing, a test drive to attempt to replicate the symptoms is needed. Based on your input however, I would tend to believe that your wheel bearings are faulty or require replacement. One [warning sign of a wearing out wheel bearing](https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-bad-or-failing-wheel-bearings is a loud grinding or roaring sound that comes from the tire area of your car. This is caused by excess heat that has built up inside the wheel bearing and losing a lot of its lubricity. Essentially it’s a metal-to-metal sound that you’re hearing. It’s also common that you’ll hear this from one, specific wheel and not both sides at the same time. I would recommend that you have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a car is making a noise inspection first, so they can pinpoint the source of this issue and recommend the right repairs.

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