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I just purchased this van and after we drove it off the lot it started making this noise near the drivers side front tire. It sounds as if its coming from the wheel base somewhere and it gets faster and slower depending on my speed (if i accelerate it gets faster if i deccelerate it gets slower). It sounds like maybe metal on metal like a whirring noise. I just had it checked out by a friend and the calipers are heating up too hot causing the brake pads to crack so i have to replace the calipers and pads but the rotors were fine. I have jacked the van up and grabbed the top and bottom of the tire tried to move it and there is no play in it. I need some help trying to determine if this is a problem with a wheel bearing or possibly in the drivetrain!

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I just purchased this van and after we drove it off the lot it started making this noise near the drivers side front tire. It sounds as if its coming from the wheel base somewhere and it gets faster and slower depending on my speed (if i accelerate it gets faster if i deccelerate it gets slower). It sounds like maybe metal on metal like a whirring noise. I just had it checked out by a friend and the calipers are heating up too hot causing the brake pads to crack so i have to replace the calipers and pads but the rotors were fine. I have jacked the van up and grabbed the top and bottom of the tire tried to move it and there is no play in it. I need some help trying to determine if this is a problem with a wheel bearing or possibly in the drivetrain!

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whirring noise??? does the noise go away if you weave by turning right or left, as if you were trying to slalom?

heated calipers? how do you determine that? are they sticking? or did they just get hot at one point in time?

one thing that happened to me, there are small metal clips where the brake pad contacts the caliper (like ears one each pad). one of the clips broke and a small piece of the metal was dragging on the rotor. this caused a strange noise that was not apparent until I remove the calipers to check the pads. seems like you are going to change pads anyways, look for a broken clip.

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With a whirring noise possibly indication a faulty bearing, just because it isn't loose doesn't mean it isn't bad.

For the brakes, yes the calipers may be be hanging up. More commonly the pads get stuck in the guides or the sliders get sticky from negligence. Either way, if there was an overheat condition, I'm willing to bet the rotors aren't ok. I'd replace those too. Besides, whenever replacing brake parts, always replace rotors/pad and drums/shoes together, or at minimum replace the pads/shoes and have the rotors/drums machined so you have a new surface.

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