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After I start my car and drive it until I hit somewhere

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around 20mph, there's a loud...
After I start my car and drive it until I hit somewhere around 20mph, there's a loud grinding noise, like the car is having trouble driving. Once I hit 20 and the car warms up slightly, the noise stops and doesn't resume until the car is cold again. I had an inspection and the brakes (discs and pads) at one mechanic two months ago where I was told that everything else on my car was fine. I got an oil change at a different place last month and was told that I need to replace a tie rod. I had barely driven the car since the previous month. I'm worried about driving my car but feel like I'm being messed with by the mechanics. I also don't feel like its not a tie rod causing the problem because I don't have any problems above 20 mph and I have no trouble turning. I just need some advice and thoughts about what the problem might be.
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Toyota Mechanic: 3pac2222, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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is the noise coming from the engine are of under the car ??

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Sounds like the engine more than under the car.
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 9 months ago
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Thanks for posting

Is this noise only while driving and can not be duplicated with just the engine running?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
it is only when the car is running
Toyota Mechanic: Ted Ritter, Toyota Master Tech replied 9 months ago

Thanks for the reply, it sounds like it may be a front wheel bearing. The next time the noise happens see if it changes when turning in either direction, note when the noise goes away or reduces in volume either on left or right turn. for example if the noise is less when turning right then the right side wheel bearing is the problem because load is taken off it ,the same goes for the left bearing, it will be quieter or go away when turning left.

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