Mechanics

FRONT END NOISE

1998 Ford Escort

1998 Ford Escort 4 cyl

This car is making a loud noise in under the front seats, sounds like a flat tire, when driven. We've replaced all four tires, so its not any of the tires, and there's no movement in the wheel, except for a little vibratiion. The faster you go, the louder it gets. There's also a clicking when you turn left. What could this be, and do you know how much I would be looking at to get it repaired?

Thanks!
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Jenlafata
February 10, 2010.




Sounds like the axle on the left front has gone bad. More precisely the cv joint.
I'll update with an approx cost.

Book time is 1.6.

So at $100/hr, that is 160 plus another $125 for the axle shaft in a shop you are about 285 plus tax.

IF it breaks and the core is not reusable, it may be another $10 or more. Prolly more. Most likely it will just leave you stranded if it breaks, and it's close by the sounds of it. The engine will rev and the car will just set there.
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