Troubleshooting Car Front Suspension and Wheel Problems from Noises or Rumbling Sounds

Updated on January 25, 2019
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Leave a comment below for specific advice about what might be causing noises in your front suspension.
Leave a comment below for specific advice about what might be causing noises in your front suspension.

What Causes Unusual Sounds When a Car Is Moving?

An unusual noise or sound coming from your car when you are driving usually means one thing. Money!

Before you rush off to the dealership or workshop mechanic to troubleshoot the problem, consider this: Many mechanics are just lousy trouble-shooters, so it is a good idea to have a bit of information yourself first.

You have probably had this experience before: Your car makes a noise, and the mechanic keeps replacing parts without finding the source of the problem, or he replaces several parts that do not need replacing before he finds the problem.

Your mechanics may tell you that all those parts needed to be replaced, when the truth was that he was just guessing (at your expense) until he found out what was wrong.

Unfortunately this often happens with suspension and engine/drive-train problems. It is also common after an accident, when guesses are made as to which components are bent or have been stressed.

If you are a follower of my car articles you will know that I try to teach non-mechanically minded people how to avoid getting ripped-off by the motor industry. It is very useful to be able to troubleshoot your car problem from the noises it makes, and it is not as hard as it seems if you understand some basic concepts.

Read on for some ideas about what might be causing the noise in your front suspension. The comments section below is very active as well, so read through that (and leave a comment!) for more specific scenarios and suggestions.

Do a visual check around your wheels. Have you driven over something that's caught in the suspension?
Do a visual check around your wheels. Have you driven over something that's caught in the suspension?

What to Check First When Troubleshooting Suspension Noise

Firstly, look for the obvious,

  • Have you driven over something that could have damaged your car?
  • Have you been the only driver, or could someone else have driven the car and bumped something?
  • Have you hit the curb a bit hard?
  • Have you hit a really big bump that made your suspension make a loud "thunk" noise?

Any of these events could cause your wheels to go out of alignment. When the wheels are not aligned, you will hear a lot of tire noise.

The Two Most Common Tire Noises

Two totally different tire noises are common.

  1. A normal tyre rumbling noise while driving on the highway, but much louder than usual, coming from one side of the car only, usually the one closest to the curb.
  2. A screeching sound when you turn corners, even slowly.

Noise When Car Is Turning

If the car is front wheel drive, check the constant velocity (CV) joint. It may be damaged.

A good way to do this is to drive the car on full-steering-lock both left and right. If the noise is louder on one wheel, you may have a damaged joint. If your car is rear-wheel-drive, ask your mechanic to check the disc shield plate (if it has one), to look for crushed rollers in the wheel bearing, or look for a crack in the bearing sleeve.

Noise After Hitting a Curb Hard

If you have hit the curb hard and then hear noise coming from that side, look under the car while someone shakes the wheel. If the wheel itself has movement, then you have probably damaged the wheel bearing.

It may also be that the ball joint has collapsed. Ask your mechanic to examine the aluminum suspension unit itself, as they have been known to break. If a suspension bush is damaged, it will look a little different to the other two bushes and you will be able to see it by putting a lever against it and moving it.

Constant Rumbling From One Front Wheel

A constant rumbling noise coming from one front wheel, that changes as you go faster or slower, will often be a worn wheel bearing. No big deal to repair, except on 4WD vehicles, where it can be expensive.

The other cause of this noise is exclusive to front wheel drive or 4WD vehicles and is a bit tricky to identify: Noises from drive joints, CV joints, or short shafts all make noise when they are worn out.

A quick way to see if a front wheel drive vehicle has worn out CV joints is to drive the car in a tight circle and listen for a clicking sound. The clicking sound means that the CV joint needs replacing. This is usually a $300 to $400 repair for both sides (always replace both sides).

Is the Rumbling Due to Low Tire Pressure?

If your tire pressure is too low, the tire will make a large rumbling sound that will seem to be coming through the vehicle. The noise will be more pronounced as you increase speed. The noise is the sound of the tire walls being destroyed! Put air in now!

Keeping front tire pressures identical for both sides is essential for good braking.

A Good Mechanic Is Hard to Find

My biggest challenge in running my mechanical businesses was always finding top mechanics. To give you an idea of how hard that is, for one business I rebuilt for a client, I had to replace nine of 13 mechanics!

That's the real world. I needed quality mechanics and had to source some of them from other countries. Incidentally, I was able to replace the 9 mechanics with 7 who did twice as much work in half the time, and the repair quality saved the business from certain bankruptcy.

After many years in this industry I still marvel at the pure bulldust mechanics tell their customers and get away with.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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      Larry C. 

      3 days ago

      I am the original owner of a 1999 Dakota Sport Pick Up with 113,000 miles on it. The front end seems to be loose or worn out. the slightest dip in the road, I hear "jingle bells" Like loose washers on a bolt. Changed out the shocks. Still have it. Truck steers fine. Ball joint/tie rod check OK. Rolls on smooth pavement like new. Until I go over bumps in the road. Still trying to replicate it in the driveway. Cannot find the source. I am thinking bushings some where. Still can't find it. And (2) garages couldn't either. All say complete rebuild. Can't believe it!

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      abdul tach 

      8 days ago

      i haveHave you been the only driver, or could someone back up nissan rough 2016 noise fornt wheel

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      Kathy Brinson 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a 2004 Ford Expedition with 240,000 miles on it. I have replaced just about everything under the hood so it’s basically brand new!

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      3 weeks ago

      My 2012 nissan sentra is starting to loud noise when I'm making a sharp turn. It doesn't happen all the time. When taken to the shop they don't hear the sound. I get it home and the next am go to work and hear the noise again. What could it be.

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      Shane 

      3 weeks ago

      When I get in my car to drive it doesn’t make any noise until I have been driving it for about 30 minutes sometimes 20 minutes. It’s after the car gets to running temperature . Then it’s a rattling that I can hear on the left front and feel it in my steering wheel sometimes . When I go over speed bumps or turn it doesn’t make this noise just when I’m going down the highway the longer I drive the more prominent it gets ? What is it

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      Malena Ingram 

      3 weeks ago

      Hi. I have a 2008 Honda Accord 2 door I just got from an individual about 3 months ago. I haven’t been driving it much, just short distances until this last week. So I noticed last week that it does have a check engine light that comes on and off and an abs light that comes on and off. So then today when I drove it on the interstate on a loner distance trip I first put air in the front tires to the same amount and one of the back tires was low so I added air to match the front ones too before I started off then I noticed that it would shake at 55 and up and it makes a loud rumbling hum noise that entire time and even when I slowed down to 40 or 45 the shaking would stop but the car would still hum and it doesn’t seem to ride smooth at all compared to our Toyota 4Runner or even my Mustang rides smoother than this car. Which I was not expecting at all. Which I did test drive the car before I bought it but I was in a town that I have never been to so I didn’t get the car up above 45 mph on the test drive, but on my drive home I did notice the shaking but I assumed it was the tires. And it still could be. So I will do as you recommend and check out doing the rotation or look at wheels too, and check the filters and spark plugs and wires and then after that I guess I should take it into my mechanic to check out the rest? Do you have any other suggestions for me? It’s possible that this car could’ve been hit or wrecked and I don’t know about it cuz when I got the title back it’s actually a rebuilt title. So does that mean it could be a total mess underneath the car? Or does it mean it was like a totaled car or like none of those things? Thank you for your help.

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      Tom 

      3 weeks ago

      2012 cadillac cts feels like the front end is rolling over on slow tight turning,

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      shauna kiett 

      5 weeks ago

      my 2004 crown vic make a squeak or squealing sound when im driving on the drivers side what could it be

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      Carolyn azera 

      6 weeks ago

      My 2006 Hyundai Azera has been making thunking noises every time it’s driven on a bumpy road. I just had the shocks replaced about a week ago thinking that would fix the problem. The passenger side is better but the front drivers side is still loud and makes the bumping sound on every bumpy road.

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      will jeep 

      6 weeks ago

      1998 jeep Cherokee intermitent buzzing noise / vibration driver side front end under hood

      on bad black top... drives & handles good

      replaced track bar, cv joints , wheel bearings ... seems to come from power gear box? not leaking...old Jeeps are awsome climb up a wall or 3 foot of water handles like a 69 jag

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      Michelle 

      6 weeks ago

      I bought a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe after I had it a few weeks it started making a rubbing noice sometimes when I turn left. I have had several people drive it to listen and they have know idea what it is. Please help. Thanks

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      ronda sedam 

      7 weeks ago

      MY CAR IS A 2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE WHEN I START MY CAR ITS FINE BUT WHEN I START DRIVING IT STARTS MAKING A NOISE ALLMOST LIKE A AIR PLAIN RUNNING AS CAR GOES FASTER THE NOISE GOES FASTER AND LOUDER WHEN YOU SLOW DOWN THE NOISE SLOWS DOWN ITS ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE.CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME

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      Maya 

      7 weeks ago

      My car is a 2007 Hyundai Elantra and recently the back right side was driven over a big curve and now there’s these loud rumbling noises when I drive. Can someone please help explain what could be wrong.

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      Lori Matlock 

      8 weeks ago

      1998 Honda Accord LX right front wheel makes a sqeak/squealing sound when making a hard left. Right front wheel also makes a rubbing sound when turning the wheel slightly to the left. Had the rubbing before it's something to do with mud flap(?)(not sure what it is called) for the brakes. I do not make hard turns that often so, I'm not sure when it started.

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      Harry 

      2 months ago

      My car makes a rattling sound that seems to come from my the front right hand side. I drive in Africa and so the road isn't even. It makes the sound when the road is bumpy

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      Allan T Chan 

      2 months ago

      I feel/hear a rattling sound on the front suspensions (dont know whether left or right side) that vibrates up to the gas pedal.. what may cause this sir?

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      sue 

      3 months ago

      2002 ford falcon station wagon, just out my brakes on in the wet and found the right front side (drivers) felt as if the wheel was going to come and swerved to the right, with a shudder, almost like the ABS was not kicking in?? any ideas. Tyres are fine.

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      Manda 

      3 months ago

      2012 fusion. Bought with a rebuilt title. Not sure as to what happen just know was in an accident with front end damage. Did great for the first few weeks then started hearing a noise (can't really find a way to describe it) coming from the front driver side pretty much only on certain bumps like the railroad tracks and its comes and goes. Then I went to leave one day and when I turned in my wheel it made a load pot sound, one time kinda sounded like metal on metal. Any ideas?

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      Shawn Johnson1 

      3 months ago

      07 altima.. when i get up to 55mph i can feel and hear bumping under my feet on the driver side.. the faster i get the worse it gets..

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      John clemens 

      4 months ago

      My equinox has mud flaps.when i turn the wheels very sharp either way it sounds and feels like the tires are rubbing.i looked and it doesnt look like they are.could this be something else.didnt do it when i bought the car

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      Fbourn 

      4 months ago

      My passenger front wheel is making noise the faster I go the louder it gets. I resently took it to a Hyundai Dealer had my 90,000 mile maintenance done & the service man told me I need to clean my caliber on that same side. A few days later that same wheel started making the noise. I have taken the my vehicle back twice since then & all they can tell me is they don't hear anything. I thought they were ignorant because a really good mechanic knows what's just by listening to the customer. I'm very scared when driving my car now please help me resolve my issue. Also when I turn right it makes the noise as well. Tonight I was leaving home & notice when I was backing up the back was making a loud noise too.

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      Athena leah 

      4 months ago

      My front drivers side makes a loud noise when I drive over 40 or make a left turn. I haven’t hit any curbs and my tires are good. It’s an app wheel drive...any ideas? I had it looked it and the mechanic who looked at it said it was fine. But I doubt that.

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      Tom Toth 

      5 months ago

      Hit curb kinda hard only rim scratch but it was sudden and bag quick. Then wheel not straight to eye looks towed in and steering wheel off now. Can strut bend cuz don’t see much wrong by eye for moventvon any bolts nothing

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      cherylt 

      5 months ago

      i have a 2006 mercury milan that was making a roaring sound when I drove, Now it also making a grinding and popping noise which sounds like it coming from the wheel area. This car has had these problem 2 other times and i believed some type of arm was replaced. Can you tell me what this problem might be?

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      Mark 

      5 months ago

      When I slowly accurate from a dead stop I hear a noise like the auto tracking is kicking in on the front drivers side wheel only ! It seems to do it more often during or after rain but today dry out and did it twice and it only lasts a few seconds and not all the time!

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      dee 

      5 months ago

      hollow echo sound sounds like in front right worse so when on rough road

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      george toulouse 

      5 months ago

      metal on metal noise while slowing and pressing the gas again

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      Lenora 

      5 months ago

      I let my daughter drive 2 dlnights ago, standard transmission through the festival of lights. She ran over the out line of a curbwith both sides of car. It was dark and foggy. My car now sounds like grinding gears when accelerating in first and second gear. Any ideas?

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      Dave 

      5 months ago

      Thank

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      VUYISILE 

      6 months ago

      I am driving on a bad gravel road every day. The car has started having funny noises from underneath. They are even worse when driving on an uneven road.

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      anthoney 

      6 months ago

      i have a sound oly when im driving my truck, I have done hub assemblies, cv-axles, ball joints and I still have this sound like glass breaking or wind chimes is the only way I can explain the sound. please help

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      MIchael 

      6 months ago

      Thanks for the tips above . The noise I have comes from rear ( passenger side of vehicle ( Volvo S60 ) .It is a slight rumbling noise .

      I will check tyre pressures . It has been suggested it could be a wheel

      bearing . Car has done 59000 miles . Did have two new shock ( rear )

      absorbers fitted . This was neeeded .

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      justin 

      7 months ago

      last couple weeks been hearing a weird noise coming from front of car thought it might be tires so i tried 3 different sets i owned all same no difference took car today to kia dealership replaced wheel bearing on passenger side front still no difference car as 59k on it and is a 2016 kia forte i am puzzled because the car drives steady and no shimmy in wheel but can feel something wrong with the front end.

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      hogman.ak@gmail.com 

      7 months ago

      My driver side ( maybe brakes or suspension) is making like a weird noice hard to dicribe 03 mustang

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      Louise 

      7 months ago

      MY parked HHR was backed into 3 times by a 76 year old lady, now my car makes clunking noise, what did she wreck shoving my car backwards while in Park?

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      Rick 

      7 months ago

      My 2010 Kia forte will make a basketball dribbling sound at 80 km/hr to 100km/hr but above 100km/hr will stop. When i reduce speed the sound is really noticeable from 100km to 80km/hr but then goes away

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      Bernie 

      8 months ago

      Have a kia picanto went over a raod bump and heard a loud banging noise now the steering is pulling to the right any idea what i might have damaged

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      Michael 

      8 months ago

      2009 Sonata. Intermittent while driving at highway speeds (possibly after hitting bump but not sure) car starts to rumble and vibrate. It feels and sounds like I’ve got a flat tire but when I pull over I don’t. Afterwards it’s gone for a while until the next incident. Dealer replaced engine mount ?? Tires?? And possibly a link or something with brakes. I’ve forgotten. Any help is appreciated

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      Sq 

      8 months ago

      4 months ago

      Infiniti m35 x

      The noise is coming from the front driver side and u can feel it through your feet. It sounds gets louder when I exit the highway . No grinding noise or clicking. It’s like a whopping noise. The wheels have no play at all. Im confused??

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      LL 

      8 months ago

      Hi we are on the road and our 2000 Lincoln Town Car is making a loud humming noise from front right tire...what is it?

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      Eugene Blesing 

      9 months ago

      I have a 96 toyota land cruiser. 4x4 triple locked. When rolling at low speeds theres a tink clank sound. Even in neutral. I suspected some bits from the e brake coming loose so I took the pass rear wheel apart and all is good. I greased all u joints and slip axles.....still there. I checked all wheels for end play and wheel bearings. All good. Any ideas?

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      Names110 

      9 months ago

      Kepalona

      Have your hood up and someone or yourself turn the steering wheel left and right while the other person observes from under the hood. Might be a loose bolt. 1999 dodge ram would clunk when turning all the way to one side. After changing the wheel bearings, ball joints and, tie rods.

      The problem was a single loose nut.

      No clunk ever since tightened.

      Good luck.

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      Kasey 

      9 months ago

      My friends all work on cars a little so when I wanted to buy a used car they all came with, we drove it and it seemed fine, it clicked in what seemed to be the front left tire. It’s been getting worse, but sometimes it won’t click. Also clicking will stop on the highway or I just can’t hear it.

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      Mel 

      9 months ago

      2004 honda element knocking right wheel at 55 to 60 mph slight turn left

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      Mel 

      9 months ago

      55 to 60 on expressway turn right a lil knocking noise front right wheel

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      KepaIona 

      9 months ago

      We just changed outter and inner tie rods on both sides yesterday. There still a knock when we turn on drivers side and under the front end has this sqeeking noise as if something is loose under there. We are far from rich and don’t wanna keep changing thing’s that don’t need to be changed. Please help if you can. Thank you all the way from Hawaii.

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      Debra 

      10 months ago

      We recently put a new CV joint on but my tires are still crooked what could be bent underneath to make them crooked

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      Brenda Davis 

      10 months ago

      The sound it almost like having a box of the little metal tops off of batteries that are aluminum and just start shaking the box the sound that makes sounds just like this truck and its on the drivers side front. 2001 Dodge dakota it started when my son had it in the repair shop then he left and turned on the four wheel drive and the noise started and hasnt stopped since.

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      edward 

      10 months ago

      wonderful article.

      I also enjoy the information in best new tire replacements.

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      Alda70 

      10 months ago

      Hi, i have a kia sorento 2007 and today while i was driving started to make some weird noice, i think its the tires, because it sounds like there is a stick between the tires. It last less than a minute, stops and then begin again.... waht it could be?

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      Adrian king 

      10 months ago

      I bought some 17 inch aftermarket rims with 235 45 r17 for a 01 acura tl. The tread on the tires is very good and the rims went on easy with no issues. When im driving a humming noise can be heard and slight vibrations can be felt inside. This starts as soon as the car moves forward or backwards. I checked the hub bearings and the blate behind the rotors and they are fine. What could be the issue? I had 17 inch aftermarket rims with 245 45 r17 tires before i switched to the rims i bought today but i didnt hear or feel anything until the switch. The rims i had befor the switch stuck out of the fenders about 2 inches and the new rims stick out an inch would that make a difference? The entire suspenion (front and rear) was replaced last year and i inspected it and theres nothing wrong from what i can see. Keep in mind i do all of my own work because i dont trust taking my car into a mechanic. I got ripped off way to many times so i learned everything myself. Ive been a mechanic and auto specialist for 6 years now and ive never felt had a problem i couldnt figure out and fix until now. I dont have very much knowlede when it comes to rims and tires. HELP PLEASE !!!

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      carol combdon 

      11 months ago

      i had a flat tire so i knew i was taking a road trip i put them to put 4 new tires on no wear on them just to low on the threads for me 4 weeks after doing my check up i need to have new suspension the was not wear on the old tires not on the new one yet the only new thing is there was a beep noise 2 tomes in 15 hours driving no light show up now i am a bit lost .... i drive a 2015 jeep

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      Val 

      11 months ago

      My 2004 jeep grand Cherokee Larado is making a clunk noise when I turn left or right on corners or bends.

      A while back I was in part time 4x4 on a dirt Rd I didn't switch back right away after goi g back on Main Rd.

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      Miguel Reyes 

      11 months ago

      Hi i have a 05 equinox i put new struts brake pads and rotors on both sides and i still get a sqeeking noise coming from the front of the car but i can't see to figure out the problem. Could it be the wheel bearings?

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      Jessica 

      11 months ago

      Hey thanks for all the great info, we appreciate it.

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      Randolph Hedrick 

      12 months ago

      I have a 2004 Grand am, have replaced the wheel hub, the noise car makes is as if the tires have a bubble on it had them inspected was told they were good, sound speeds up and gets louder as I accelerate and get lower and slower as I decelerate or brake the noise appears to be coming from the drivers side wheel or tire

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      Tony 

      12 months ago

      I have a 2003 Monte Carlo with 190,000 miles. There is a squeak coming from the front left side. It happens at low speeds even when not turning, however the squeak seems to go away if I move the wheel from side to side while driving. Changing the the front brake pads didn't help.

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      Alexis 

      12 months ago

      I drive a 2000 Infiniti i35 it has 75,000 my problem a knocking when I go over bumps front right tire area and the sound of a clicking like the sound of a card clipped to the spokes of a bike remember way back when kids did that to make a loud sound when they rode bikes ? That is the sound I faintly hear also

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      Ryan 

      12 months ago

      I drive a 2007 Mitsubishi Pajero . When I drive there comes a sound as if something isntouch a moving part from the front left side ( my side ) as if something is touching the tire . I’m not able to find out what is the cause though I checked the tires and parts around myself

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      Sergio 

      12 months ago

      When I'm driving and I go over 40 miles my steering wheel starts to shake and it was just till 50 and now it's going all the way to 65 before it stops. I replaced my roters and brakes. My tires are bad and my shocks are too. But I have had people tell me all type of things and even to remove my roters and make sure they are not warped. I don't want to spend no more money and need this fixed because me and my wife are needing to use the truck to travel to go to job interviews.

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      Adrian 

      12 months ago

      Spent so much money on a noise no one ca fix I’m over it it’s a horrible clicking noise when I turn

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      Bushy nkosi 

      12 months ago

      Am driving ford focus St 2010 model I changed front shocks today the left one damaged so now there is a noise on the passenger side

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      Dean Wilkinson 

      12 months ago

      Bm3 3 series makes knocking noise drivers side not sure if suspension or steering brakes

      Only makes the knocking noise when car has been in hot weather ?

      Any advice

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      Sy 

      12 months ago

      While driving my ml there was a bang and the front drivers side wheel has moved forward and has gone down what has happened

      Thanks

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      cassix 

      13 months ago

      @lilpoppy1 I used to have a PT Cruiser with both of the same problems. My reservoir used to get so hot that when I turn off my car it sounds like boiling water underneath my hood and the thing with the reservoir is is there is a overflow and when it starts boiling like that it'll push all that fluid out that overflow and make it bone dry. And with your suspension, there is rubber stoppers that are between your frame in your suspension and what happened with mine is one of the rubber stoppers on the right side either War away or fell off and it was just metal to metal and it just thud thud every time I hit a bump. But I had to replace my radiator to fix my problem but before that I had a bunch of leaves trapped between my radiator and my grill so try to check that and see if there's anything there

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      Jesse 

      13 months ago

      Makes noises when am in park and move steering wheel left and right while car is on

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      Mike 

      13 months ago

      The noise is coming from the front driver side tire and u can feel it through your feet. It sounds like a helicopter that is slowing down to land and it gets louder when u speed up and turn right. No grinding noise or clicking. It’s like a whopping noise. The wheels have no play at all. Im confused??

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      Thabizolo 

      13 months ago

      Greeting

      I hit a pot hole with my Opel Astra H OPC. There is noise only on acceleration which quiets down immediately but rattles abit from the side which had the impact. Your ruling out technic leads me to suspect wheel bearings or CV joint. What else do I need to check?

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      JAMES 

      13 months ago

      my honda car makes a cracking noise while wheeling or turning and i whet to machanic,he said no issue and grease the shaft well,still the noise continues.what might be the problem

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      Lynda 

      14 months ago

      When I turn the wheel in my 2002 Explorer it drags from the front and makes a noise. What can it be?

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      Michaela 

      14 months ago

      I have a question regarding this knocking in the front end and it possibly being the front control arm. I have done a lot of reseach on this and the noise that is making in my front end is more of a ticking noise coming from the front. My front lower control arm has a lot of play but would that have anything to do with this ticking I am hearing from my front end of my Dodge Charger?

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      Aubrey9018 

      14 months ago

      Hello

      A brief history...

      The car was in an accident and one of the brackets to hold down the steering rack was broken and the rack was removed to weld the bracket back on the rack.

      Since the steering rack was removed, could it be that it was fitted incorrectly and hence the constant steering correction?

      The other issue is when I drive off from car being stationary; the is a knock. Could it be a motor mount or the suspension?

      Any advise will be appreciated, thanks

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      Robert51170 

      14 months ago

      Lilpoppy, 1. You might have a fan relay burnt up 2. Fan motor bad 3. Temp sending unit bad . That’s 3 easy diy checks, if water pump or radiator bad you will see coolant leaking onto ground. *** maybe mechanic didn’t get it hot enough to open thermostat (when it opens it fills up the block with coolant, maybe that’s where your reserve went) check serpentine belt and make sure it’s good and is very tight

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      lilpoppy1 

      14 months ago

      2006 pt cruiser, in the last 2 weeks i have had my bearings done, new rocker arms and a thermostat housing replaced due to overheating.

      I also got brand new tires. expensive ones.

      I still hear and feel a thunk in the suspension when driving, don't know if its due to brakes or something else. brakes seem fine.

      last night drove 20 miles and car got so hot the red light came on. I didn't see much smoke though. I had just filled up my reservoir which I thought should not be empty since just getting a new thermostat housing, dont even know what that is. I pulled over and the water tank was bone dry. just one day later.

      can someone tell me what the problem might be. it seems every time I go back to the same mechanic he tells me it needs something else.

      When I told him today the car overheated and all fluid was gone, he just replied with maybe you have another leak. Hello? I told you I think there may be a problem with the water pump or the fan. Maybe even the belts. This guy even gave me an oil change which wasnt asked for and the sticker on my window says it was change 1-20-18. he said Well, it looked dirty but hey I changed your cracked motor mount. which supposedly you see that and have to take it off to get the new rocker arms any ways.

      My question, What do I do now. I cant keep putting several hundreds at a time in my car. so far to him in the last two weeks has been 1400 bucks and I am mad,.

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      Lisa 

      14 months ago

      Hi I have a Ford Focus 2012 model have recently had front coil spring replaced as car was pulling to left after having tracking done I still have a weird noise coming from the actual steering wheel only when slow reversing or parking but it’s not there when driving just going back and turning wheel from side to side any help would be great thanks

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      Rick 

      14 months ago

      I am going through what you said about mechanics trying to find the cause of a noise in my suspension on my car. I have gone three times to fix the noise & my car is still making the same noise. Trying to find a good mechanic is like trying to find a needle in a hay stack I think there should be law.to protect us from these shysters. Meanwhile I am out a lot of $$$.

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      Mike 

      14 months ago

      Mike there is a rattling in the front Suspension of my car when I let off the gas going about 35 miles an hour what could that be

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      Heartofgold2894 

      15 months ago

      Hello I have an 05 Chevy equinox AWD. My vehicle also makes a humming noise that seems to get louder as I accelerate. But when I turn left it stops. Had the passenger side hub bearing replaced today. Not the driver side yet because it was real hard to get the passenger hub off. But it still makes the noise except now when I go over little hills or bumps it sounds worse now. If I turn my wheel slightly left while driving straight it also stops the sound. Any idea what this could be? Thanks

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      Ashley 

      15 months ago

      Hello I have an 05 Chevy equinox AWD. My vehicle also makes a humming noise that seems to get louder as I accelerate. But when I turn left it stops. Had the passenger side hub bearing replaced today. Not the driver side yet because it was real hard to get the passenger hub off. But it still makes the noise except now when I go over little hills or bumps it sounds wise now. If I turn my wheel slightly left while driving straight it also stops the sound. Any idea what this could be? Thanks

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      Angel Daniel Roan 

      15 months ago

      Hello , I'm having problems with my 2002 ford focus manual transmission it has a humming noise that won't go away I've taken my car in to the shop over and over again, just 3days ago I got my car back it was the front wheel bearings that got replaced but the humming noise is still there I don't know what can keep causing a humming noise can you give me some advise or tell me what else can cause a humming noise I'd really really appreciate it.

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      Jacqueline Dube 

      15 months ago

      Hi. I drive a Fiat 500 pop 2010. I took it in to have the tracking done and ended up with two new front tyres as the guy told me the front tyres were odd.Anyway tracking done. Since taking the car from the garage I now hear a grinding noise when I change gear and when I drive. It feels like something is too tight, like the brakes are too close to something on the wheels. Any idea what this could be.

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      Claire Hindermyer 

      15 months ago

      I drive a 2010 Jeep Liberty, the front passengers side tire is making a flop flop sound.

      I've had the two front tires rotated and still have the sound on the right side tire area when I drive above 55 miles an hour.

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      Scott065 

      15 months ago

      I own a 2007 Nissan frontier and when I drive it, the tires make a loud rumbling sound. It is very loud in the cabin. I had put 4 new tires. Now, when I drive on the road and turn my steering wheel so slightly to the right, the noise stops. What is causing this.

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      Chris Briley 

      15 months ago

      Thank you for information on 2005 Toyota Corolla front end noise very helpful information

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      Michael 

      15 months ago

      I have a 2009 Kia forte which makes this sound like something isn't properly screwed in when I hit bumps or drive on rough roads. My mechanic has had a field day repairing the problem. So far I have changed the linkage, changed the shock absorber, break pads, done an alignment and still the noise persists on the right front tire. Please what else could be the problem because though everything I changed deserved to be changed I really need the noise to stop and my mechanic so far has been guessing. The car was bought brand new in 2009 and I hadn't changed anything before other than the break pads

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      Sam 

      15 months ago

      Hi, I drive a 2007 Nissan Frontier. When I got the vehicle, the front of the car tires made a rumbling noise. The cabin was very loud, and so I got new tires. I thought that would stop the rumbling. However, this rumbling still continued. Now, when I drive a straight line it makes the rumbling noise but if I'm with in my lane and I if I turn my steering wheel to the right just so slightly, the rumbling noise will stop. I noticed this a lot of times when I'm on the highway and I'm getting off and I'm going to the right the Rumbline stops. Any ideas or suggestions to fix this problem.,

      Thanks

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      Catlyne Walker 

      15 months ago

      My husband and I were driving in the snow in our 2001 Dodge Plymouth when the car slid and went over and curb in the middle of the road, once we got the car off the curb we now are not able to drive because the front left tire wont go and when we tried moving it, it made a loud sound and wouldn't go. Any ideas of what might be the problem because when we looked underneath the car there were no obvious problems that we could see what so ever.

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      Cindy 

      16 months ago

      It’s a 2000 Hyundai Elantra, when you turn in either direction there’s a high pitched screech, appears from the rear but I could be wrong??

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      Tiffany 

      16 months ago

      2001 Pontiac Grand am, Lower ball joint scrubbing rotor. Replaced rotors, pads, calipers, and ball joints.. What can I do to get that ball joint away from the rotor??

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      Kelsey 

      16 months ago

      I have a 2009 Chevy colbalt. I missed my turn and turned around when I began driving again the car was pulling hard to the left. Not long after it released and the car went right until I hit the ditch, I had no steering when it released. I tried to get the car out of the ditch but it wouldn’t move. It’s front wheel drive and the wheels weren’t spinning. What could be wrong?

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      ron 

      16 months ago

      I drive a 2005 avalance, I notice that when I leave a stop sign turn left or right I hear a noise like a grinding sound in the front end plus at times when I go forward in winter time

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      Brandy 

      16 months ago

      I was t boned yesterday the other truck hit right on the bottom of the passenger side door post making it to where neither door will open. Truck has been okay to drive but after I put it into 4 wheel drive today I am not able to get it back in 2 without very loud noises clanking banging grinding noises

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      Doug V 

      16 months ago

      I agree good mechanics are hard to find and allot of the problem is the mechanic who just throws parts at the vehicle to fix it instead of actual trouble shooting. These new mechanics rely on computers to much and when it comes to real mechanical work and they can't hook up a computer to any part of the problem they are stumped.

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      Michelle underhill 

      17 months ago

      I have noticed a leak when I've parked my car up it's only been recent by the front wheel underneath the car, that's where I assume it's coming from could any of you fellas tell a lady wats wrong before I get ripped off at a garage ?? Please

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      Teri 

      17 months ago

      Had co tell arm replaced 6 weeks ago on my 2014 grand am. 3 days ago I noticed a nice especially when turning sharply at lower speeds, like something is hitting underneath. Today the steering wheel was out of line and suddenly extra play in wheel intermittently. When to pull out of drive and could not turn wheel to the right at all, only left. Please advise. Thank you

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      Eduardo 

      17 months ago

      My 09honda pilot makes a loud noise when I'm going 40 plus miles. Sounds like I have off road tires

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      Jackie 

      18 months ago

      2001 Dodge Ram 1500 sounds like rumbling / grinding coming from the front passenger side tire. gets better when I turn to the right worse when I turn to the left. Was doing it a little bit, then I had brand new tires put on and it's doing it worse.. so my guess is a wheel bearing but I would like your opinion. They also put on new tie rod ends when they did my tires just a week ago.

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      Jacqui 

      18 months ago

      I have a 1998 Toyota Corolla. When turning fully to either side, there is a grinding sound like the wheel might be in contact with something. What could it be please?

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      18 months ago

      I hit my rim bend it and cracked it slightly I drive off for about 15 mins till I got to a tire shop to put on the spare now with that on I am hearing a ticking sound and it's louder if you slow down what can that be it's a 95 carolla

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      Kim Monty 

      18 months ago

      The dealership said they replaced my drive shaft on Honda Pilot. Now when I'm slowing down it sounds like a plane slowing down.

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