Mechanics

BURNING SMELL AND LOW RUBBING NOISE

2006 Nissan Altima • 112,000 miles

I hear a low rubbing / clunk type sound in the front driver side tire area whenever I turn the wheel while backing up (ex: backing out of a driveway) only when Im starting it up after letting it sit for some time, I now heard the same sound while driving that wasnt there before but its barely noticeable. Also when turning it off after a normal drive I can smell a burning type smell from the front also, not sure if its more rubber or plastic but its around that type of smell. Just a FYI within the last 6 months I replaced all 4 tires, both front lower control arms, all 4 engine mounts, front struts, rear shocks, front axles, right front outer tie rod and I had 2 recent alignments. Thanks in advance for any helpful reply.
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221pisces
July 11, 2013.




I would start by checking all steering components including ball joints. Also, check to make sure the brakes are in good condition and not loose in the caliper.

Thank you, i'll do that.

Tiny
221pisces
Jul 12, 2013.
Let me know what you find.

Joe
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