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Started having this continuous noise - sounds like a metal rubbing against metal coming from the rear wheels - only when driving at speeds > 30 mph or so. Could it be the brake pads sticking (time to bleed the system maybe), or wheel bearing gone bad, or something else? I checked wheel alignment just in case - is okay, tires are not rubbing the road. Thanks.
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I would bet on the wheel bearings, particularly if the noise is worse during turns.

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