BURNING SMELL AND LOW RUBBING NOISE

  • Tiny
  • 221pisces
  • 2006 Nissan Altima
  • 112,000 miles

I hear a low rubbing / clunk type sound in the front driver side tire area whenever I turn the wheel while backing up (ex: backing out of a driveway) only when Im starting it up after letting it sit for some time, I now heard the same sound while driving that wasnt there before but its barely noticeable. Also when turning it off after a normal drive I can smell a burning type smell from the front also, not sure if its more rubber or plastic but its around that type of smell. Just a FYI within the last 6 months I replaced all 4 tires, both front lower control arms, all 4 engine mounts, front struts, rear shocks, front axles, right front outer tie rod and I had 2 recent alignments. Thanks in advance for any helpful reply.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 AT 5:25 PM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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I would start by checking all steering components including ball joints. Also, check to make sure the brakes are in good condition and not loose in the caliper.

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Thursday, July 11th, 2013 AT 7:25 PM
  • Tiny
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Thank you, i'll do that.

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Friday, July 12th, 2013 AT 4:29 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Let me know what you find.

Joe

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