FRONT END NOISE

  • Tiny
  • CWCOOK
  • 2002 Oldsmobile Alero
  • 4 CYL
  • 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.

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 AT 2:33 AM

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  • Tiny
  • PROTECH1980
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Suspect front wheel bearings(common). Does the noise change or get quieter when turning left?

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 AT 2:38 AM
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  • CWCOOK
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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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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 AT 2:44 AM
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  • PROTECH1980
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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.

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 AT 2:50 AM

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