Question = I have a problem with a growling noise sound in the front end of the my 2002 Chevy Impala. It gets louder the faster i drive. Sounds like a roaring sort of grinding. It changes when i turn the wheel left or right while going down the road. A have read it could be a hub or wheel bearing.
JK: Yes, this does sound like one of the front hub / wheel bearings. While turning the wheel and the noise changes or goes away is a dead give-away. The load on the wheels change when driving and turning.
Example: The load is taken off the right front when the car is turning to the right. So if the noise goes away, then the right front bearing is the one that is the problem.
I Parked my car and went out to start it again about an hour and a half later and I was not able to turn the key. I installed a new lock cylinder and it will not start. I also noticed that my steering wheel does not lock anymore.
When I put in the new cylinder I am able to shift the shifter with out Pressing on the brake pedal. I put the old cylinder back in and the shifter and brake pedal work normally but car will still not start so I reinstalled new cylinder. To make things even worse I cannot turn the key all the way back to the off position to get the key out. Can you please help me? Help
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