Noise from front left axle area 2007 GMC Sierra 1500

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    Noise from front left axle area 2007 GMC Sierra 1500

    Intermittent noise and vibration from driver side wheel on 2007 Sierra 1500

    Truck is completely stock. I have owned truck for only 5000 of the 74000 miles on the truck and it drives perfect most of the time. In the past week I started to hear a scraping/ grinding noise on and off of varying intensity accompanied by a rough vibration under drivers feet. I first felt it on a turn but realized it does it on turns and straights randomly. Then I was leaving the parking lot at the grocery store and while driving through the lot I heard a loud popping noise ( loud enough to echo off building and make everyone stare at my brand new looking truck) also accompanied by a jerking feeling below my feet. (Straight or turning) this went on for about a minute then stopped and I drove to mechanic. He drove truck, put on lift and heard saw and felt nothing. I drove the truck home and am hearing the grinding/ scraping noise - sounds like an automatic locking hub going on older vehicles, but I understand that the hubs are always locked on these trucks. This is all in 2 wd. 4x4 seems to be working but I swear I feel some abnormal vibration but not positive. I have used the 4x4 a few times since I purchased including once hauling some firewood out of the woods. This was about a month ago and I thought I felt and heard something then while climbing a hill but brushed it off at the time. Going back to mechanic on Thursday. Any ideas? Front differential? Bearing?

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    Re: Noise from front left axle area 2007 GMC Sierra 1500

    My first question would be do you know if the front hub bearings have ever been replaced? I have a 2007 Crew cab with a few more miles on it and the P/S hub went in it two months ago. It made the same noises as yours 2 weeks before the hub failed.

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    Re: Noise from front left axle area 2007 GMC Sierra 1500

    I'd say it's wheel bearing. A customer's 07 was doing this a few months back. The vibration and noise was intermittant which is not normal for a bearing failure. But sure enough, it started to do it more frequently so we could catch it.

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    Re: Noise from front left axle area 2007 GMC Sierra 1500

    Probably front wheel bearing,
    no need to "drive", simply jack up,
    grasp top of tire and pull in and out.

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