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

35 years' experience as a successful owner operater of an auto repair shop and buyer and seller of auto repair equipment.

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.


Nancy on September 01, 2020:

I have a 2008 Cadillac and when I drive it longer than 15 minutes it starts to make a whining noise when I turn either direction. The longer I drive it the more the noise occurs with even the slightest movement of the steering wheel. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

Devillo Livermore on August 13, 2020:

2011 chevy hhr have tumping noise . have replace lower control arm complete. but still have the noise. had tires balanced and still have tumping noise. rotated tires from front to back. still stumped.

Teia Eaton on July 29, 2020:

I have a 2004 ford explorer 4wd that vibrates from what I think is the front tires when the vehicle is accelerating or deceleration and between 10 mph to 30 mph feels like we are going over a constant bump. At 60 mph she seems to ride pretty smooth with no vibration. But it doesn't matter if the vehicle is being slowed by the brake pedal or just slowing down by itself it does it. I got 4 new tires I haven't put on yet but Im trying to figure out different things I should know. She seems like a decent vehicle besides this issue. She seems to brake fine too.

Martin Zothanfala on July 27, 2020:

Right...98% of mechanics are liars, their main motive is draining your wallet

Karen Belk on June 28, 2020:

I have a 2017 Nissan Altima. When pushing the accelerator i dont hear a noise but when I take my foot off the gas I hear a rumbling noise i thought was a flat tire sound. When I hit the brake it stops what could be doing this? It sounds and feels like its under where the pedals are.

Karla on June 22, 2020:

I have a 2016 Chrysler Sebring. On going downhill, noise from the front end is like something's loose and bouncing, maybe. Any ideas? Thanks.

Hannah on June 13, 2020:

Ive replaced cv joints, the rear end, all ball joints in front and both back wheel bearings.. after driving about 80-100 miles a night for work my explorer which is 4 wheel drive starts making this metal clanking noise i dont know where its coming from i have put $5,000 in it so far im.broke and im a single mom please help with any and all advice♡

RVHarris on May 21, 2020:

FWD Chrysler 3.8 V6 2009 has a clunking sound when coasting to stop or downhill travel when in "D" transmission selector position. Placing selector in "N" the same sound. The interval or frequency of the clunking sound seems constant. No sound when stopped or when accelerating. Tires & brakes checked OK

Kennedy on May 20, 2020:

My problem started after hitting a pothole. Now while driving speeds over 45 mph, I hear a knocking sound coming from the passenger side. What do you think could causing the noise?

gerald Kortas on May 16, 2020:

at about 62/3 mph my front end has a vibration. any thoughts?

mo on May 12, 2020:

i took a sharp turn fast and it sounded like i hit something but i'm sure i didn't and then my car starting making noise from the drivers side front wheel ANY IDEAS! please

Bob on May 04, 2020:

Front end clunk when going over bump on 2010 Volvo s80

Marlene on April 26, 2020:

2006 Ford Explorer, for month now, when I drive about 8 to 10 miles, I hear a crackling noises from the from right side....close to wheel, but underneath the car. Everytime is is about the same mileage before this happens. Quiets when in park. What do you think it is. Thanks!

Ray Carr on March 17, 2020:

I have a 2003 expedition eddiebauer 4wd just replaced upper and lower ball joints control arms in the front outter tie rod ends all 4 wheel bearings and latteral links in the rear. Half shafts are in good shape but im getting a grinding like grumble when i hit the gas and turn the wheel at the same time ( like turning at a stop sign). It only happens when i push the gas if im just coasting and turn the wheel no noise or if i take off straight no noise. It has me baffled plz help

Tim Pritchard on March 16, 2020:

I have a 2001 suburban and have replaced some front end parts, new hub assembly, new tires and front end alignment The front left tire area makes a whomping noise and gets louder with speed Any comments?

DianeEClark on March 13, 2020:

Hi. I hit a medium that had just been put in, just before you use the left turn lane. There was no immediate noise resulting from this terrinble incident; however, shortly afterwards,(say 2-3 days later), my 2004 Buick LeSbre started makig a growling sound that seemed to come from the passenger side....the side that hit the medium. It's not there when idling (sp), but as soon as I hit the exhilarator the growling gets louder. What do you think it could be, and what will happen if I keep driving it that way?

Sanjay Tambi on March 03, 2020:

Bought new MG Hector....

While running there is continuous cabin sound like drums playing at a distance, which is annoying and it gets more disturbing if the road gets little rough while it becomes unbearable on pavement road.

Company changed my front and rear shockers, imagine a brand new car driven only 350 miles......But the sound still persists.

PleaSe help

Gramma on January 23, 2020:

about a month ago I took my car in for new tires/brakes/rotors and a brake booster...when I left that day a weight from one of the new front tires flew off...I have had that happen in the past so I gave it no thought...but - and perhaps it is not related at all - my car now makes noise like I have never heard before...at first I thought the weight had perhaps bounced off the street and up under the hood - or maybe the mechanic had left a tool or something under the hood...but after checking the next day I found nothing...yet the new noise is undeniably there...it is a vibration noise (something like that of a party favor - the little plastic ones you blow in) while the car is sitting idle you hear what sounds like gravel bouncing off a sheet of hard plastic...I thought perhaps a shield might not have been replaced...but when driving the sound is a vibration and some times it is stronger than other times...if it is windy the sound is very loud...and when it is at its strongest you can feel it in the gas pedal...not being a mechanic I still think it is some kind of shield that was not replaced correctly allowing the air to pass through and objects from the road to bounce up but my mechanic took the car for two hours the other day and checked it out...he said he checked to make sure everything was tight and nothing was missing (did not replace missing weight from front tire)...he said he heard the sound but only while driving not while in the shop so he is as confused as I...any idea on where we should be looking? Never had any noise before...thx

David on January 23, 2020:

My problem started after hitting a pothole. Now while driving speeds over 45 mph, I hear a knocking sound coming from the passenger side. What do you think could causing the noise?

Sheri on January 10, 2020:

I have a problem!!! I ran over a large metal bar on the freeway with 10-15 other cars on Christmas night coming home. Some of them had 2 tires flat. My left front tire was flattened and me rim cracked. Put new rim and tire on and had alignment done. Now when I drive straight and turn my car sways to the left. It’s back at dealership for 6 days and the still can’t find what’s doing it. They know its doing it cause they drove another car like mine and they could feel it. My car is only 5 months new and I am so upset and afraid to drive it if not found. They are not giving up and I have a loaner. Does anyone have and answer for me please?

Darren Owens on January 05, 2020:

I need to know is it okay to jack up one wheel put a jackstand under that side and replace the front lower control arm? I also only have 3/4 inch sockets not 19 mm.Will the 3/4 inch sockets work?

rab r on December 23, 2019:

Hi i have a problem with my 3 year old kia venga i have owned the car for 8 months and have had a rummbling noise from the front passenger side the car has been back 3 times to the dealer's and has had 2 front shock absorbers fitted and 2 brake callipers fitted and the noise is still there i have fitted 4 new tyers and had the wheel alinemenent done but the noise is still there . Doing my head in.

Dorothy Coffman on December 21, 2019:

I am not sure what is wrong with the car and I just don’t know who to trust. I am an elderly woman living on a fixed income.

coty woodburn on December 18, 2019:

this morning when i got in my car i went to make a turn and it felt as if i was pushing against something or that something was rubbing against my tire. i immediately got out to check to see if something was stuck in between my tire and the car and nothing was there. this is a 2007 chevy suburban. anyone have any idea what this could be?

Keelie on December 10, 2019:

When driving and the driver side is lower sometimes it sounds like a loud thunk and it sounds like something is hitting the ground. It also makes that same noise when you shift at times.

I drive a 2004 Jeep Wrangler X

Sh on December 10, 2019:

My car makes a flat tyre like sound when im breaking from driving over 30mph.(i try to avoid breaking harshly ).

My breaks were looked at and test checked, (driving fast, breaking harshly) surprisingly there was no sound, and i was given the all clear on my breaks . However i was told i need rear shock absorbers as my drivers side rear is bouncy, and i do feel it, especially on corners , i have to hold on.

My question is, could this be the cause of the flat tyre echoing effect i hear when i break , or could it actually be the breaks , or could it be something else?

Chip on November 26, 2019:

Nikita Ziemer. The wheel sift you are describing is almost always due to worn out bushings on the lower control arm.

Nikita Ziemer on November 09, 2019:

Stepdad has 2008 cobalt. Has replaced wheel bearings, checked ball joints and tie rods. When driving forward and brakes applied, the left front wheel shifts 3" toward the front as if it is about to break off the wheel assembly. Is not making noise. What is this??

Mduduzi on October 17, 2019:

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Crystal Bee on October 12, 2019:

My brakes went out and tho i wasn't able to stop i was able to slow down a bit . what actually stopped me were 2 parking poles. I drive a 01. Ford Explorer. The front end got wedged between the poles. After being pulled out, getting calipers and brakes replaced i go to drive it and it was hard to turn. I already needed a front end alignment but now the wheels make a whining noise and when turning or even steering down streets that curve one wheel turns the other doesn't. I have to drive really slow. I would like some idea on what it could be before putting it in the shop.

Diana on September 27, 2019:

Had a tire changed with a new tire, and other 3 tires had good tread, ,so I did change those! Now after wards I'm hearing a thumping noise while driving, and it gets louder with speed!

kkhanqatar11@gmail.com on September 24, 2019:

I have a land cruiser v8 i already replaced a front bearings but still have a abnormal sound

Bill Reynolds @ william.f.reynolds@gmail.com on September 21, 2019:

I have a sever knock on my 06 Dodge Charger only when I turn left while driving.

I have replaced all front ball joints, control arms and bushings, outer tie rods, struts, wheel bearings, and sway bar links.

I am at a loss what this is.

I would appreciate any suggestions.


Clinton Ray on September 17, 2019:

Ok so I have a 2013 Ford Fusion SE Front wheel drive, which my loving daughter crashed into a guardrail the other night. Driver side collision comin around an off ramp from the highway( how it happened is a whole nother story, which remains slightly questionable, but hey, gotta love your kids, right, lol)Anyways not much damage other than a giant scrape and some dents and the driver rim all chewed to hell. But now the car is making a whump whump whump noise which you can also feel. It seems to stay in rythem with the tires rotation as the faster you go the louder and harder the noise/feeling becomes. It is also making a whuring humming noise constantly. When at very slow speed, no whumping, only the humming noise. Was thinking a wheel bearing. The odd thing though is when making right hand turns even cornering slightly sharper corners, the whumping/ bumping noise stops. Only the humming persists. Also I believe its the passenger side that the noises are coming from. Im completely stummped as to what this could be. The lack of bumping when turning right is what jas me puzzled. Any help or insight from anyone would greatly appreciated. Thank you all in advance

Lucille on August 28, 2019:

2008 Jeep Liberty making clicking noise both sides while applying gas then stops when using brakes

Philip De La Rey on August 03, 2019:

I have a ford icon 2004 1.6 right hand drive. Right hand side side is making a clapping sound i have replaced the outer cv hub bearing ball joint suspension link but still making noise when turning left what can it be

Dugle on July 19, 2019:

I have a 2004 Volvo xc70. I started to hear a clanging noise from my passenger front tire area for a bit and finally went to give it my expert(not) look over and realized that someone with a high tailgate or something severely scratched along the quarter panel and pushed it in far enough to crumple the wheel well and affect the inner workings like the shocks and suspension. Insurance paid to do all the repairs and everything was fine. As of late the clunking noise happens pretty much only when the tire is going to run over a dip or pothole in the road and something sounds really loose or clanging. Took it back to the fixers and they just said to go to a place that can do a wheel alignment. According to them I should mention this clanging to them and they can advise while doing the alignment if anything is wrong. Also the word "bushings" is being mentioned. This sounds like it is going to be expensive. The auto diagnostic charge by my regular garage starting at about $300 and up from there. I guess this could be anything....

Megan on July 16, 2019:

What does it mean to " to drive the car on full-steering-lock both left and right"?

Debbie on July 14, 2019:

I recently had my car at Midas they came highly recommended from a few people, they had my car for two days replace the sway bar then told me it was the right front axle replaced that three times and still I get intermittent clunking noises nothing worked. They’re telling me it’s a possibility the axle where it goes into the transmission there are issues with the transmission that could be causing the clunking noise and if that’s the case I should get rid of the car. I totally feel like the noise is coming from the right front tire they had it up in the air and shook and banged on everything and the only way they can mimic the noise is when they bang on the right front axle they hear the same noise that’s happening intermittently when driving on a bumpy road. Do you have any thoughts.?

Teresa Howard on July 08, 2019:

Hi i have a Cadillac ctsv i have noticed i still have resistance when i go up a rap at 40 miles an hour and if the wheels or turned sharp to make a turn the car acts as though it want to jurk out of gear or somting. When i try to park i. A tight parking spot is the worse. It hesitates (strains ) to move when turning the wheel sharp and gving it gass at the same time.

I have had the power steering pump replace and they say they do not see any problems.

Villana Hinds on July 07, 2019:

I was involved in an accident yesterday ( Saturday) & my car ( c350e Mercedes Benz) front right wheel was hit by another vehicle & now I’m hearing rumbling noises whenever I turn the steering & that makes it impossible for the car to move. I live in the Caribbean & we drive on the left side of the road if that’s any help. Is it suspension damage? I’m taking it in to the repair shop tomorrow, however I’ll like to know if it’s major damage.

Lucas on July 02, 2019:

Paul, sounds like a bad CV Axle to me. Has anyone looked at those?

Chuck Matt on June 27, 2019:

03 expedition when drive hear thumping sound left turn noise still there turn right noise stops

michaelblantn on June 27, 2019:

Paul check your brake hose brackets and fasteners

Paul on June 20, 2019:

I have a situation and no one can figure out yet. The brakes have been checked over by a couole of mechanics. Situation. When driving down a bumpy road or some where there is little bounce the front end makes a noise click clack like something is loose. But the brakes have been checked over. Even the piece that stops noise is good. So when driving on a bumpy road click clack noise rattling noise. But soon as a press my brake the noise stops. I can continue driving with the brakes slightly pressed and there is NO noise. But as soon as i realease the brake while driving the noise resumes to rattling click clack noise. Any ideas?

What can any possible problems coukd this be. Im hoping i was thorough in this question. Without you there to trst drive or listen to its is hard to explain.

Larry C. on June 12, 2019:

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!

abdul tach on June 06, 2019:

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

Kathy Brinson on June 01, 2019:

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!

t on May 24, 2019:

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.

Shane on May 23, 2019:

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

Malena Ingram on May 21, 2019:

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.

Tom on May 21, 2019:

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

shauna kiett on May 08, 2019:

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

Carolyn azera on May 03, 2019:

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.

will jeep on May 01, 2019:

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

Michelle on April 30, 2019:

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

ronda sedam on April 24, 2019:


Maya on April 23, 2019:

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.

Lori Matlock on April 17, 2019:

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.

Harry on April 09, 2019:

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

Allan T Chan on April 08, 2019:

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?

sue on March 06, 2019:

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.

Manda on March 04, 2019:

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?

Shawn Johnson1 on March 04, 2019:

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..

John clemens on February 05, 2019:

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

Fbourn on January 23, 2019:

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.

Athena leah on January 18, 2019:

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.

Tom Toth on January 12, 2019:

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

cherylt on January 11, 2019:

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?

Mark on January 06, 2019:

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!

dee on January 01, 2019:

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

george toulouse on December 24, 2018:

metal on metal noise while slowing and pressing the gas again

Lenora on December 23, 2018:

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?

Dave on December 17, 2018:


VUYISILE on December 16, 2018:

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.

anthoney on December 03, 2018:

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

MIchael on November 20, 2018:

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 .

justin on November 08, 2018:

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.

hogman.ak@gmail.com on November 04, 2018:

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

Louise on October 30, 2018:

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?

Rick on October 22, 2018:

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

Bernie on October 17, 2018:

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

Michael on October 13, 2018:

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

Sq on September 29, 2018:

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??

LL on September 22, 2018:

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?

Eugene Blesing on September 15, 2018:

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?

Names110 on September 12, 2018:


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.

Kasey on September 06, 2018:

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.

Mel on August 27, 2018:

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

Mel on August 27, 2018:

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

KepaIona on August 20, 2018:

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.

Debra on August 15, 2018:

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

Brenda Davis on August 13, 2018:

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.

edward on August 05, 2018:

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Alda70 on August 03, 2018:

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?

Adrian king on July 29, 2018:

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 !!!

carol combdon on July 18, 2018:

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

Val on July 15, 2018:

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.

Miguel Reyes on July 15, 2018:

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?

Jessica on July 04, 2018:

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

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