Mechanics

GRINDING NOISE

2001 Kia Sportage

Noises problem
2001 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 153744 miles

There is a grinding noise coming from the front of my car. I had the wheel bearings replaced, new muffler installed and new brakes placed. This noise is still there.
I had two mechanics check for the problems and they could not find the problem. Frustrated!
thanks
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Ckent70
February 27, 2010.



Hi there,

When exactly do you hear the grinding?

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Feb 27, 2010.
As soon as I start to drive and the car is in motion. Sometimes it will stop for a bit then start right up for the rest of the drive. I feel it more on the drivers side.
The noise is loud. Grinding, squeaking, and sometimes a thumping sound.
Thanks

Tiny
Ckent70
Feb 28, 2010.
Hi there,

Brace the car and jack up that wheel, turn it by hand, can you hear the noise? Can you feel any movement (top to bottom ) in the bearing, check that the brake backing plate is not touching the rotor, if you can hear that noise at that wheel, advise your mechanic to do a full inspection around this point if you feel you cant do the job your self.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Feb 28, 2010.