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For months now, Ive had a loud, metal on metal sound from the front of my 07. It got progressively louder. It only happened when the wheel was turned and I was accelerating. In particular, a left turn was the worst, under hard acceleration (which is all I do). FINALLY, I figured it out. The dust shield/ shroud over the disc brake on the front left tire was rubbing against the disc. I popped the tire off (which was not necessary it turned out) then with a screw driver and hammer was able to bend it out. After a test drive the sound is gone. Mostly. I'm slightly wondering if this means my bearing on that side has too much play. I guess I'll wait for that sound now too.

So, there it is. If this happens to you, this is a possible free fix (my favorite kind).
 

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Raise the tire off the ground, grab the tire at 3 and 9 o'clock position and pull back and forth, is there excessive play? Do the same at 12 and 6. Bad wheel bearings can be detected this way but will also make a vibration noise that will increase in pitch (sound) as speed increases.
 

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If dust shields behind rotors are too far gone rusted to be bent back into shape, you can also just yank them off without consequence to speak of.
 

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Mostly. I'm slightly wondering if this means my bearing on that side has too much play. I guess I'll wait for that sound now too.

Glad you figured it out.

Did you see NG's post about a simple wheel bearing check?
 
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