Tires and Wheels problem
2004 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 95000 km
I just purchased a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. (From a dealership)
I took it out for a test drive and it was great. Then they worked on it to pass a safety.
They put on new tires and new brakes (amongst other things).
Now the car makes a terrible rubbing/grinding noise from the passenger side front wheel. It happens predominantly when you are taking a sharp left, like to get into a parking space. It doesn't sound so much metal on metal as it sounds as though the tire is rubbing against the wheel well.
It does seem to me that that wheel is on a wierd angle. Almost angled down, the part closest to the car being the high point. But I don't know if that has anything to do with the noise.
The brakes are squeaking a little but I'm not sure that these 2 things are related.
There are no other symptoms ei:
the car does not pull to any one side (even when this noise occurs).
it isn't hard to steer or control the car
The brakes don't stutter.
It is fine to turn corners, just not tight left banking.
Right hand banking: well you can sort of hear the noise but not at all like the when you go left.
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 26th, 2008 AT 3:48 PM