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Squeaky Left Turns

I’ve got a 2001 Nissan Maxima. Recently it’s be satrting to make squeaking noises when ever I’m taking a left hand turn. The car has to be moving and the slightest turn to the left will make the left hand wheel, I don’t know which one, squeak. It only happens when I turn left, never right. It also happens on the left side if I go over bumps. I’ve picked up that side and made sure it wasn’t a ball joint or anything like that. The wheel feels tight and the pads on the front have a good amount of material left on them. Any ideas?