2005 Buick Rendezvous My car sounds like a truck

Tiny
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  • 2005 BUICK RENDEZVOUS
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 67,000 MILES
When I drive my car, regardless of the speed, it sounds like a truck or vibration. However, you can only hear or feel it when I drive straight or to the left. I can't feel it in the steering wheel, but I believe it has something to do with the following; power steering, bearing, breaks, tires, alignment, or my axle. Please help!
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 1:43 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you is your model a CX, CXL, or Ultra? Also please tell me your engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.

When was the last time you replaced your tires?

How many miles are on them and when was the last time you had them balanced?
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 3:15 PM
Tiny
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I have a CX and the 8th digit of the VIN is 2. I have not replaced the tires or had them balanced since I bought the car in 2007.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

I would start with the tires first. Tires should be balanced and rotated on a regular basis. They can be extremely noisy and cause vibration when worn.

I am not saying it may be something else, but the first place to check is the tires. Now I would check the tires and if close, change but before you put them on get the car aligned.

I have attached some links for you to review.

Tire tread depth

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=51

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=157

Balance

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=20

Vibration

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/vibechart.pdf

Does this help or do you have other questions.
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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 8:13 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Recalls_22.jpg


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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 AT 8:23 PM

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