2001 KIA SPORTAGE GRINDING NOISE

  • Tiny
  • ckent70
  • 2001 Kia Sportage

Noises problem
2001 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 153744 miles

There is a grinding noise coming from the front of my car. I had the wheel bearings replaced, new muffler installed and new brakes placed. This noise is still there.
I had two mechanics check for the problems and they could not find the problem. Frustrated!
thanks

Saturday, February 27th, 2010 AT 9:26 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

When exactly do you hear the grinding?

Mark (mhpautos)

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Saturday, February 27th, 2010 AT 9:57 PM
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  • ckent70
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As soon as I start to drive and the car is in motion. Sometimes it will stop for a bit then start right up for the rest of the drive. I feel it more on the drivers side.
The noise is loud. Grinding, squeaking, and sometimes a thumping sound.
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 7:47 AM
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Hi there,

Brace the car and jack up that wheel, turn it by hand, can you hear the noise? Can you feel any movement (top to bottom ) in the bearing, check that the brake backing plate is not touching the rotor, if you can hear that noise at that wheel, advise your mechanic to do a full inspection around this point if you feel you cant do the job your self.

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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 3:16 PM

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