Mechanics

LOW PRESSURE GUAGE AND A RUBBING NOIS

2002 Oldsmobile Alero

Tires and Wheels problem
2002 Oldsmobile Alero 66,000 miles

My low tire pressure light comes on periodically and lately I hear a rubbing noise only when I turn left.
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Bafox20@hotmail.com
August 29, 2009.



Have you checked the tire pressure?

Yes, I have checked the pressure, it was a little low and I added some air. My main concern is that I hear the rubbing noise when I turn left, it sounds like it is coming from the tire and somewhat from the steering and only when I'm going slow, like parking or a making a u-turn. I only hear and feel the noise going forward not when I back up. It almost sounds like something isn't lubricated, almost like a whirring or rubbing sound. There is nothing stuck by the tire either. The low pressure light does not stay on, that is periodic.

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Bafox20@hotmail.com
Sep 12, 2009.
Either the tire is rubibng something or the wheel bearing is going bad. I would start with checking that.