2003 Chevy Malibu. I had a front strut replaced a week or two ago. I know they are usually done in sets, but i needed it drive-able at the time and if my alignment doesn't get too weird I am fine…

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2003 Chevy Malibu. I had a front strut replaced a week or two ago. I know they are usually done in sets, but i needed it drive-able at the time and if my alignment doesn't get too weird I am fine with just 1 for now (cars got over 150k on it and I plan to sell it cheap this summer after I get a new-er car). I drive studded tires in these maine winters and just today I noticed it sounds different when I turn one way. It's not a loud wheel bearing sound but now I am paranoid that maybe my bearing is bad. Could it just be that because of the new strut the camber is making my studded tire noisier since its being pressed against the road differently? Like I said it's not an alarming growl, it just sounds like slightly amplified studded tire noise. Love studded's but I hate how they make it hard to diagnose a wheel bearing sometimes lol. To add, I have had the front 2 wheel bearing replaced in the 5 to 7 years I have owned my car. First one was probably 2 years into ownership, other one was 2 years after I think? Gonna schedule an oil change and ask my mechanic to check but I want an idea if it will be safe to drive until then. Thanks for the help and replys!