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The Long View

Advice from the Media Experts!

by Rob Long

Dear Experts:
I own a 1994 Chevy TrailBlazer with almost 100,000 miles on it. It’s been running pretty smoothly — I’m good about the scheduled maintenance and oil changes, etc. — but lately I’ve been hearing a deep rumbling from what sounds like the front driver’s-side wheel. I think it might be a loose or missing bearing, but I’m not sure what that’s going to cost me to fix, and I’m trying not to lay out a lot of cash right now. So, two questions: 1) What’s that kind of thing going to run to fix, if it’s a bearing? And 2) My wife refuses to drive the car in the meantime. I keep telling her it’s perfectly safe to drive and to shut up and get in the car. Am I right?

Blazer Driver in Missouri

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