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FRONT TIRES AND ENGINE.

THE FRONT TIRES MAKE NOISE WHEN I TURN THE WHEEL.SOMETIMES ON RIGHT TURN, BUT ALL TIME ON LEFT TURN.DRIVING OVER 35MPH SMELLS BURN SOMETIMES.

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  • nalonative May 12, 2009

    front tires click when turning it use to be one side only now both are doing it..mine is a 2003 yukon/

  • Jai Bennett May 11, 2010

    is it a moderate to heavy clicking noise

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    BURNS WHEN THE FRONT TIRES ARE OFF THE GROUND AND WHEN IT IS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD

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Check if its low on fluid or if the belt is loose

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I have seen the CV boots on these trucks make noises like this. If you spray lithium grease on the boot it will go away.

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GM has a service bulletin for the steering half shaft on 03 Yukon models. yours being an 02 there is a high probability it may be the same issue the noise your are hearing is this. It tended to click when in full wheel lock on right but mostly on left. GM dealer fixed this for free because of the bulletin.

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Sound like you need breaks hopefully you did not tear up the rotors

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FROM: LustyKid

Burnt smell can be possibly from slipping power steering belt. Re-adjust tension, but look to see if the belt looks good. If cracked or shinny replace it. Or your tire is rubbing the chassis. Check your inner outer tie rods, and ball joints make sure there is no play in any.

You don't mention if you have 4 wheel drive.

If 4 wheel drive check CV Joint........ If not, check front wheel bearings inner and outer bearings, CV Joint is checked by driving vehicle in complete 360 degree circle. Clanking noise joint is bad, will need to be replaced.

If 4 wheel drive raise vehicle so all 4 wheels are of the ground. Start vehicle, Place in Drive and see what kind of noise you are getting under no load.

Hmm, hmmm,. hmmmm noise (humming) Thats bearing. Have someone turn the wheel and see if the tires are rubbing against the chassis.

Press brake stop the wheels from tunring place vehicle in PARK.

Lastly. Does the vehicle have the right size of tires. Maybe you have the wrong tires in the fron (too large) so when you turn your clearance is affected. (Possibility) If they are rubbing against chassis you should be able to see a shiny spot on the location where they rub. Good Luck

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The noise on turns is if it is a growling noise it can be the wheel bearings wearing out or out of lube these are bearing and hub assebly which should be replaced they a\cannot be greased and the burning smell could be the pads that are burning because of the loose wheel bearings which can jam the brake pads under certain conditions of driving so check the wheel bearings and replace the front brake pads also.

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What does the burning smell like? rubber? oil? not sure?
look in your fenderwells and see if you have a fender panel loose and rubbing tire this would explain noise and burning smell

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I think the noise you have could be coming from a worn front wheel bearing/bearings. They get noisier when you turn because you are increasing the load on the defective wheel bearing.They are actually a hub and bearing assembly and change out pretty easily.As to the smell, we can only guess at that one. Engine oil leak,coolant leak,mouse or nest on the engine somwhere, wires touch something hot,leak in the heater core, so many possibilities.

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Hi,

The tire noise will be due to the car needing a wheel alignment, just take it down to your local tyre dealer and they will check it for you if you are not sure.

As for the burning smell, if it's coming from the engine it could be a simple oil leak leaking onto the exhaust or could be more serious like worn rings or valve guides.

Good luck.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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