Mechanics

FRONT END NOISE

2002 Oldsmobile Alero • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 230,000 miles

I am getting a grinding noise in the front end. The noise gets worse when I turn to the right. I am thinking that it is either a cv joint or a bearing. The car is an 02 Olds Alero with 230,000 miles. I checked the brakes and the cv boots look good.
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CWCOOK
February 23, 2011.



Suspect front wheel bearings(common). Does the noise change or get quieter when turning left?

PROTECH1980
Feb 23, 2011.
It get's quieter when I turn left. If I turn the wheel past center to the right, the noise is worse.

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CWCOOK
Feb 23, 2011.
Put car on hoist in neutral, grasp strut spring in hand while spinning tire, you will feel the roughness in the suspect bearing, replace bearing.

PROTECH1980
Feb 23, 2011.