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Hissing from front when turning left

K. so this is totally beyond me. This only started last night when i turned around (to the left) in a cul de sac. There is a hissing noise (almost sounds hydraulic), actually it sounds more like dropping about 2 or 3 dollars worth of pennies on a marble floor if you can picture that. Anyone have any idea what it could be. Its only when I am moving over say 10km/hr. Not when I am slowing into a parking stall.
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and its only to the left and not the right. I drive a 04 FXT if that helps
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I had a similar noise when a front wheel bearing went. That noise certainly became worse at higher speeds.
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I am thinking thats what it is. I thought it was hissing first but if you listen closely its more like metal on metal.
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First check if the tire is rubbing on the fender liner, I thought one of my front wheel bearings was going, but it turned out a front tire was rubbing and a rear wheel bearing is going out!

04xt/4eat, 16g, STI bits and bobs
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I found the underbody dust cover loose after an oil change and when turned sharp right the cover rubbed on the tire and made a noise. Wore the piece until hole for securing was damaged. I had to restort to wiring in place to prevent interference.

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puff adder lodged between the front left control arm and the bottom of the strut mount.
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did u check the fender shields?

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