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

Updated on January 25, 2017
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 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.

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      carol combdon 

      35 hours 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 

      4 days 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 

      4 days 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 

      2 weeks ago

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

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      Randolph Hedrick 

      4 weeks 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 

      5 weeks 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 

      5 weeks 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 

      5 weeks 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 

      6 weeks 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 

      7 weeks 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 

      7 weeks 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 

      7 weeks 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 

      7 weeks 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 

      8 weeks 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 

      2 months ago

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

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      Mike 

      2 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 

      2 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 

      2 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 months ago

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

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      Michael 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      5 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      6 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 

      7 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 

      7 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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      7 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 

      7 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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      Debra 

      8 months ago

      I keep hearing a noise I think is coming from my left front wheel well. Sounds like what you described as cards on bicycle spoke. It was very faint at first and in only heard it once in a while but now its getting louder. You said it may be a wheel baiting going bad. I am on a budget how much does it cost to replace.

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      Zee 

      8 months ago

      My car is making a clunking sound when reversing left and when i am driving turning left. I took it to the dealer and they said is the control arm bushes, the sound was still there after repairs. i took it for the second time, they said its the engine mounting the sound is still there. Took it in for the third time and the lower arm bush they installed is worn out (its a factory fault), guess what the noise is still there. I don't know how much will I pay before they can figure out the problem.

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      matt 

      8 months ago

      Hello I replaced my wheel hub bearing and now I have a sound like something is lose. I made sure everything was tight when I put it back together I also put a new tie rod but I do have bad struts It only makes the sound when you hit bumps does eany one have an idea what it could be.

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      John 

      8 months ago

      2006 Nissan Altima. I have a loud clanking sound when I put the car into drive but not shifting to reverse. Only on right side of vehicle. Nothing seams loose with tire. Any ideas where I should be looking first.

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      Jose 

      8 months ago

      Dodge ram 1500 2 wheel drive, front left tire felt off while I was driving about 25 mph. Replace all the parts, on it. Truck now when I'm driving makes a noise sounds like an airplane or like if I was running on thick oil making that sounds, it increases as I speed up and decreases as I slow down, now I know my front tire bearing need to be replace but I wonder what that sounds might be anyone have any ideas?

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      Zee 

      9 months ago

      Hi Carol vibration

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      Melissa Castle 2013 Cadillac SRX 

      9 months ago

      Vibration noise I wrote you about, I should mention I had On Star run a diagnostic and it came back as nothing being wrong. The vibration is so loud when I first start the engine before I move I can feel it in my bones. It backs off then starts up again once I start moving. Please advise, my warranty is out but they replaced the front left bearing about 30,000 miles ago. It was a similar noise but only when driving never when sitting still.

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      Melissa Castle 

      9 months ago

      My 2013 Cadillac SRX is making a loud humming noise like a plane taking off, at first I assumed it was a bad wheel bearing but it's making the noise when I first start the car while still sitting still parked. It comes and goes in noise in intensity and is very loud, it has increased over a three day period. Any ideas what this vibration humming dubb step sound could be if not the bearing?

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      Glades 

      9 months ago

      i have a 2005 dodge stratus i had to change the frntdrvr side tire lately then as soon as i did that the frntpssngr went flat i noticed that there are some bolts connected to the thing holdin the tire that are scrappin against the tire causin both tires in frnt to go flat please if u can give me a idea of wat it might be so i have a idea

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      Rebecca 

      9 months ago

      I had a flat on my Audi A4 out my spare on now the car won't go please help

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      Siphamandla 

      9 months ago

      My car make a big rumble noise on the right wheel and pulling the steering hard to the right side corolla 2004 1.6i

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      megan 

      10 months ago

      Ran over curb in 2017 corolla. Drivers side and backup off of it. Checked fir visible signs,non. Driving home I could hear a grinding sound,more obvious with window up. Car drove normal, gauges fine. Drove about 20 minutes to house,couple of blocks from home had a slight rattle coming from dash. Turned off and back on in my drive,no problem. What may I have done to the car?

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      Tammy 

      10 months ago

      1998 Chevy Lumia front driver side wheel locked up will not turn even with it in neutral checked breaks not the problem what could the problem

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      Antonio 

      10 months ago

      Something broke on the inside driver side front wheel on my 99 f150 not sure what but it wore a line in the inside of the rings itself and now i came drive it really at all because of the wobble...it also binds in reverse...any idea what the problem is? Thanks in advance

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      Stacey Neill 

      10 months ago

      Just wanted to say Thanks! I've ead a few of your articles and watched a few videos. It helped me to confirm my suspicion about my brake line busting. Thanks!!! Now to find a mechanic that won't rob me!!!

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      Tina 

      10 months ago

      I have a 06 Chevy Impala it started making a noise every time I turn right someone told me it was my cv axle it made that sound for 4 days now it's not making any sound I am so confused.

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      Tammy 

      10 months ago

      MY car was parked and someone hit the, as I'm told, Rocker panel behind the front passenger wheel. Hit and run. They hit it really hard. My question is this, could that impact cause any problems with the suspension or anything else underneath? Insurance adjuster didn't listen when I told him theres damage underneath.

      Thank you for your time.

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      Tracey 

      10 months ago

      When I drive over a bump I have to go really slow as there don't seem to be any bounce , as I get to speed humps it's on but when my back end follows it seems to just drop

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      Than 

      10 months ago

      Good post

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      ART SAN MIGUEL 

      11 months ago

      I have this clucking noise when i start to stop or take off slowly, i have change the the motor mounts, all 4 and changed my structs the noise is still there, could it be my tie rods or sway bar and ball joints

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      Alan 

      11 months ago

      Hello there and good day sir to you I have a ford edge 2007 140, 649 miles on it the original arm control shaf on both sides when I drive the vehicle you can hear the noise from the tire sounds like your driving a truck but when put my hands and touch the tire there is no movement?

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      TimMartin1958 

      11 months ago

      05 tucson 137,000 mi. I have a rattling noise coming from the front suspension. It occurs when driving on rough roads or hitting bumps. The noise is not real loud yet but over the last week it has gotten a little louder. I don't feel it in the steering wheel. It sounds a little louder on passenger side.

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      Karl Wood 

      11 months ago

      i changed pads on front of 2003 honda odessa and now wheel wont turn whats wrong

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      Maurice Butler 

      11 months ago

      My opel meriva 2004 failed the test on front suspension imbalance. That would cause this?

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      Canada 

      12 months ago

      I have a brand new car. 2018 Toyota chr. I hit a curb very hard to make a long story short. My tire got replaced and I'm still hearing the rumbling/winding. It seemed like it was the tire but now it sounds under the car.

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      Don 

      12 months ago

      Hit bump hard in mercedes. my front tires r in different directions directions no control

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      Brad 

      12 months ago

      So when i accelerate my front left tire makes a slight rumbling sound and then stops once I get to a certain speed what can be causing that

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      Kathy 

      12 months ago

      Hi. I have a 2001 Chrysler Plymouth Voyager. Recently my nieces husband worked on the van, doing a few things, which was nice, but it didn't fix the worst problem. A screeching, and sometimes clicking noise from the driver's side front wheel. I've had the front brakes looked at by my son-in-laws dealership guy, said brakes ok. Then one of the things that was done after was Mike replaced left front strut pivot cap. *But, he said he couldn't get the original part, and that it didn't fit 100%. I drove for a few days, then front wheel makes click sound, and sceeches, and does seem to stop, mostly, when pressing on brake, but sometimes it makes the noise when braking! HELP! My nice neighbor says it the calipers. I don't have money to take all over! He did back brakes, replaced rear brake lines, a few other smaller things. When Mike, who is an independent mechanic, his own business, dropped the car off to me like 5 months ago, he was hearing a noise, but wouldn't check out again, blah, blah. Should I try and find the pivot cap at a junk yard?

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      maggie 

      12 months ago

      It sounds like something is lose in my engine it clunks over every bump and hates humps in the road

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      Ryan 

      13 months ago

      Hello I have a 2003 jeep liberty 4x4. I drove it the other day went and put gas in it and when I was done I checked all my gears like my father thought me to I put it in reverse I put it in drive I then put it in neutral to check the four wheel drive gears and when I pulled on the lever I heard something sounding like hard plastic snapping so I left alone and continue to leave but then I heard what sounded like there was metal on metal dropping when I would press on the gas. Took it to firestone and when it was up on their lift they said the pressed on the gas they could see the drive shaft hanging down as they said. I have been up under it and there is no drive shaft hanging front or back. The sound is defiantly on the front driver side the loudest

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      Sumon 

      13 months ago

      Hello sir. I have a suzuki sx4 zxi car. A hitting sound occurs every time in rough road. Plz sir give some idea. Thank u.

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      Precious 

      13 months ago

      I have a 2004 Toyota four runner. As of three days ago when I am driving my car mashing the gas I feel what seems to b something scrapping against the gas and the vehicle makes a loud noise as if the noise the tires make when you are running off the road past the yellow or white line. Please help I have 2 small boys and we drive often, I need to know what do I need to tell my mechanic to fix. My low tire pressure light never goes off but the mechanic said the tire pressure is correct and he has checked it twice in five months. Please help

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      Kathy F 

      13 months ago

      I have a 2002 Grand Am. A month ago my car started to make an unusal sound. I backed out of my parking spot, began to drive forward and all of a sudden it started to make this wierd noise. It's kind of a high pitch screach, coming from the front end. It sounds like the passenger side. It's not a squeal like a belt would make. It's not a squeak, like your brakes would make when it comes to a stop. When the car stops, the noise stops. However, if a hit the brakes really hard a couples of times, the noise stops all together until the next time I park it, start it and move forward. I do plan on getting it into the shop, but I would really like to have some idea of what might be causing the noise. It has me stumped. I know what grinding brakes sound like, I know what a bad wheel baring sounds like, I know what the pwoer steering sounds like when it's bad. But this one...I have absolutely no idea. Thank you for any input. It is greatly appreciated.

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      Kathy McKenna 

      13 months ago

      I have a 2004 VW Passat. I noticed a noise about a month after I got it in the passenger front wheel. It isn't a clunk nor does it make a boise when I turn, worse. It can be going straight or turning. It is more of a thunk noise. What could that be? I don't know when the last front end alignment was done. I bought it from a friend and neighbor at a great price. It seems it doesn't do it all the time My ex-husband was a mechanic was a mechanic and his boss would have him replace part after part. What does this sound like to you? Newer tires.

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      Tara H 

      13 months ago

      I just got my left front tire fixed. Some how the tire just came off with stripped struts. A week later, my right front tire does the same but this time it was while I was driving. Tire just flew off and I was skidding with only tree tires. I don't know what's causing this, can anyone help?

      Before all this, I had got hit on my front left side on the tire, and wheel alignment was messed up.

      I really getting aggravated cause I can't keep affording to pay for a tow truck and to replace the struts and tires

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      Shubhanan 

      13 months ago

      There is a sound in the right front wheel of my 2002 Honda City whenever the Car travels a bad patch of road. The sound is such, as if something is loose and there is a play in the wheel while the suspension travels on a bad patch. I have replaced the Shock Absorber, lower arm bushes and tie rod as suggested by three different mechanics since the problem was not getting solved. Still the problem persists and I dont get confidence in driving the Car at high speeds. Kindly advise.

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      gingercapps 

      13 months ago

      I have a 99 Grand Am SE. When I drive it rides as if I hit a curb, but have not.. The tire pressure is good there is no visible damage. I thought it was the front passenger wheel it was coming from but now it seems the back end is wagging like a dogs tail

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      Konz 

      13 months ago

      Have a 2005 Mazda atenza (like the Mazda 6) manual 5 speed. Hear a knock sound at times like if I'm driving low speeds, or if I just let go the gas while cruising in first or second gear. Even at times right after I hit the clutch to shift to second or to put it in neutral to just cruise to a stop. I'm confused as to what it is.

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      Joseph Dedraffenreid 

      14 months ago

      2000 Ram Dodge truck front front suspension when I drive over 40 miles the front end shakes and squeaking noises when turning left or right

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      Desarae 

      14 months ago

      I have a 1995 olds ninety eight v.6 3.8 and i went to come to a complete stop and it made a loud snapping noise feels like my tire is going to fall off and when i go to turn it feels like my steering wheel is trying to lock up

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      Desarae 

      14 months ago

      When i went to come to a stop my car made a loud snapping noise my tire feels like its going to fall off and its really hard for me to turn it seems like my steering wheel is trying to lock up what can it be

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      Shelly 

      14 months ago

      Good Morning,

      My 2005 Chevy Equinox would make a loud thud when going over bumps and was making a rattling sound when driving on an uneven road. Took it to the dealership and they replaced both struts on front and front left wheel hub bc ABS light was on and affecting brake performance. They also replaced front brake pads and rotors. Drum brakes on rear were fine and not replaced. Sway bar links, Drive shaft U-joint are fine. They told me the car no longer rattled and they took it for a test drive. Not true, still has a rattling noise coming from under the car and it is not related to going over bumps but from driving on a uneven road (not gravel, most of our roads are crap where I live). I asked if it could be the carrier bearing but he said they checked it and it was fine. Muffler checked out fine as well. I need to call them back to let them know it's not fixed but was hoping for some possible insight as to what this annoying rattling could be?? Thank you!

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      King 

      14 months ago

      I have a nissan altima and i ran into a pole because my friend thought it was funny to put the car in neutral. My car starts but when i put the spare on.. the car popped the tire. When i tried to drive it tho a lot of noise was being made. Whats going on i dont know if its the suspension, tire rod, lower control arm etc.

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      Teresa 

      15 months ago

      have a holden astra 2005 and when im driving, mainly turning it sounds like its bones are creaking, what could.it be and will it be expensive?

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      Suz cole 

      15 months ago

      We just put new brakes and bearings on a chevy lumina 1998 and inside the car you can hear a grinding noise in the center the the front floor. Do you have any thoughts. Of what it could be . 144 000 on it now.

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      Wanda thomas 

      15 months ago

      My 2003 sport Trac is making a grinding sound in the right front wheel when I make a left turn.

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      Richie 

      15 months ago

      2005 vw Jetta passenger side axle is grinding on subframe when turning

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      Constance 

      16 months ago

      I have a 98 Caddy Concours Deville & recently the front passenger side is making a squeaky nose only when I turn to the right. I recently had 4 new tires put on, also. What could be happening & where do I go? Thanks for any info.

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      Lashonda 

      16 months ago

      My 2001 Daewoo Nubia I have to buy tires on both side ever 4 days the front of car sounds like something about to fall off while driving what to do?

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      RE Letlhaka 

      16 months ago

      My Toyota corolla 1.4, 2003 model is making a noise when driving on a gravel road.I replaced shock absorbers,tyroid ends,bull joints,shock mountains but the swift sound still continues. Need advice please.

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      Michelle 

      17 months ago

      I have a 2013 Dodge Charger AWD and I hit a pot hole immediately it made a grinding noise. I pulled over and looked and couldn't see anything, had my daughter push on the gas as that is shen the grinding sound is heard and didn't hear it. Got in the car and could hear it from inside the car only. I drove my car home and it the RPMs increased without me pushing on the gas...what's broke?

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