1998 Mitsubishi Mirage Automatic 190000 miles
Recently, my car has been making this "thumping" sound when I get over 10-15 MPH and it sounds like a tire with a knot on it. The sound originates from the front driver's side from what I can tell. A riding passenger said that it sounded to him like a tire with a knot.
I took it to the place where I get my tires replaced and had them look at the driver's side tire (recently replaced) and they said that aside from it being slightly out of alignment (which they fixed), there was nothing wrong with it. The thumping sound still persists and it sounds just like a tire with a knot.
I had a flat on my front passenger side tire not long ago but a can of Fix-A-Flat and some air and the tire was inflated and ready to go. Since then, I've driven several hundred miles on it. Could this thumping sound be THAT tire?
If this is a suspension problem, what would I need to do to get better help, here? There is no popping sound, no grinding sound and the thumping eases a bit when I turn the wheel to the right. It slightly pulls to the right but not bad.
I live in a small town and all the mechanics that I've taken my car to have overcharged me for basic service and added things to my vehicle that I didn't need but had no choice to pay for. I'm hoping to get a basic idea of what might be wrong before I take it to one of these guys to be fleeced for something simple.
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 AT 5:07 AM