Where the van’s nagging finally got to me and I went to check with a mechanic. So this is what a wheel hub looks like when it falls apart. He said it was a wonder the wheel didn’t fall off.
And I swear his assistant looks like Zach Galifianakis, but didn’t want to stalk him with a picture.
$90 to replace and repair the busted wheel bearing hub.
Plus, if they had to pull off the wheels to find the problem anyway, so $250 for new brake pads all around.