2003 Saturn Ion noise while 30 mph+ growling sound loud?

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RICH HART
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  • 2003 SATURN ION
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,970 MILES
I CHANGED THE R FT AXEL, NEW STRUTS+SHOCKS.
SEEMS LIKE FRONT END.
CAN"T GET THE NOISE WHEN RUN ON LIFT?
WHEEL BEARRING SEEM TO BE OK?
TRANS MOUNTS ARE IN LINE?
THE AXEL ON RIGHT WILL WOBBLE A LITTLE IN TRANS IF YOU MOVE IT BY HAND,
HOW TIGHT SHOULD THEY BE?/ M43 TRANS
THANKS RICH
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 10:06 AM

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Tiny
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Ok first a hub bearing may sound great on the rack with no pressure on it and make lots of noise on the ground with the weight of the car on it. So I need you do something and listen to your car as you do. I need you to take it for a drive and make left and right hand turns and listen to see if the noise changes. If you turn left does the noise get worse or seem to go away and same on the right. Let me know what you find here and we will go from there ok.
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 10:42 AM
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RICH HART
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When turning to the right A little less noise.
Left is same.
P s When replaced right axel tire was cupped alittle?
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Thursday, November 6th, 2008 AT 11:40 AM
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Well you could put the tire in the back and see if happens to change but I think you will be replacing the right front hub assembly. Sense you can turn right and the noise lessens but when you turn left it stay's then I suspect the right side to be the problem as when you turn right you are lifting the weight off of it.
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 9:49 AM
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RICH HART
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I Will replace right hub,
THANKS for your help.
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Friday, November 7th, 2008 AT 9:50 PM
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Thanks for you support and let me know how it goes. Have a great weekend.
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008 AT 8:28 AM
Tiny
RICH HART
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IT WAS THE AXEL AND THE GOODYEAR TIRES.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 11:43 AM
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Good then you have it fixed that is great. If there is anything else we can do for you just ask. Thanks again and have a great weekend.
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Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 12:29 PM

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