Having problems with your 2003 Pontiac Sunfire ?
I have a squeal from my driver front tire when in motion could it be breaks rubbing or bearings going out
I had the same problem today. Took it to get looked at and it was loose hubcaps. They changed the hubcaps and no more squeaks
Could be breaks jack it up and see if the wheel feels loose
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I have a squeal from my driver front tire when in motion could it be breaks rubbing or bearings going out
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