Re: squeeky brakes and poor handling
Yes, as Sandman(Tim) said, the wheel bearings are sealed non-rebuildable FWD car type. But, this means that parts like rotors are cheaper than 2WDs. Brake parts are fairly reasonable for them as long as everything doesn't go at once!
The brake boosters are high(around $350 for mine), but master cylinders, wheel cyls, calipers, drums, etc. are reasonable. Try checking your tire pressures, then get under and do a front-end check, and check for excessive looseness. Ball-joints are around $47 each for MOOG(The only ones I'd buy!) but if all 4 are bad $$! Also get an alignment to save whats left of your tires!
My front-end has 174,000 miles and counting with 90% of the factory parts!
1989 GMC S-15 4x4 4.3L/700R-4, 3.08s, 31" Sport Kings For Sale
1985 S-10 4x4 Soon to have 3504BM/TH350/D44/14FF, 35" Boggers