1999 Dodge Stratus

Tiny
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  • 1999 DODGE STRATUS
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 184,000 MILES
My car makes a noise like it's going over grated road but when I turn one way, it's gone. I turn the other way, it's still there. Of course the noise is more so the faster I go and less when I am coming to a stop. Is it the bearing? And if so, is it costly to fix or dangerous to drive on?
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 9:33 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Is it more of a clicking sound? From what you describe it sounds like it could be a CV Axle going bad.

A bearing usually sounds like a low roar or scraping and is usually constant, except that it may sound higher or lower depending on speed.

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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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No, it's definitely a low roaring which gets louder as the car goes faster. It's very annoying after awhile
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 11:04 PM
Tiny
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Ok, then most likely it is the bearing. Also have you had new tires put on? I know on some vehicles new tires will make a roaring sound for a few weeks after install.

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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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Well the tires look new and still have nipples on them but I've been driving this with the noise since I got the car back in May so I'm assuming that would have been worn off by now. I thank you for all your help, I just wish I had a mechanic in the family to do this without taking all my money.
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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I would say the tires should have worn down by now also.

Also, do you feel a vibration in the front floor board on either side? If so that would also point to the bearing.

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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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Not that I have noticed. How much would it cost to have that repaired?
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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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Your vehicle has what is called Hub Bearing Assemblies and if I am not mistaken your is Bolt on, and the cost of the bearing if you can do it would cost about $100. If have to have a garage do it you will be looking at about $500 - $800 or so for total job.

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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 9:31 PM

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