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My toyota Nze 2003 models rattles whenever am on rough road or when the front wheels on the driver's side hit a pothole. I have had the strrering rack serviced several times unsuccessfully, the no

The noise is never heard on smooth roads, just on extremely rough roads meaning I have to drive very slowly

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SOURCE: Rattling Noise from Front Driver Side

yes this sounds like worn struts i had same prob with jeep and it was front struts

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Terrible rear end rattle

It's probably the rear sway bar links. If you can jack your car up and check right behind both rear wheels you will be abale to see the sway bar which is connected to short links about 5in long with ball joints.

If either of them are broken or not connected anymore it can cause some pretty loud noises when you ride on rough roads or hit bumps. They run about $35 per link so it's not a very expensive repair.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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SOURCE: front end rattle

It's a loose steering column. Remove the black plastic shield under the steering wheel. Lossen the bolt that holds the two shafts together, slide them together as far as they'll go, and re-tighten the bolt. It's that simple... to stop that annoying rattle.

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SOURCE: while driving I hear a rattling noise from the front driver side

i had the same thing happen to me and the brake caliper was loose causeing the rattling noise, it was the pasenger side front caliper too

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

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SOURCE: 1995 maxima 250,000 miles, making rattling noises

check your break pads, and calipa. check your wheel balancing and alignment

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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My ford focus 2003 has a sound in the front wheel pasenger side like this: thump, thump, thump. I install new tie rod end, inner tide rod, new tires, front and rear end alignment. ?whaat is the proble


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I have a noise coming from the left side front wheel are. It is a rattle - took it to a local Toyota dealership who said it was the steering RAC well that was a $1000 mistake because the noise did not...


1) Take car to non dealer shops willing to give FREE opinion

2) Not likely you have a shock in Driver Front wheel, more likely a strut. Not likely strut needs to be replaced, but strut has a STRUT MOUNT (3 bolts of which can be seen when opening your hood) below this it is connected to STRUT BEARING which below it connects to UPPER SEAT OF STRUT or SPRING INSULATOR, that if loose will rattle. Usually, shops will not tighten, because to tighten is same labor as replace the parts. (Since you already dropped $1000 on ToyotaDealer, ask them to tighten FOR FREE since rattle is still there.)

3) There is a part called a "link," connects strut to stablizer bar, that if bushings are bad will rattle.
4) If stabilizer bar bushing(s) bad, will rattle early on but eventually clunking
5) Bad ball joint or tie rod can rattle as well

Never permit any shop to do expensive work on your car w/o first getting a second opinion somewhere else first. Do not tell second shop that you are there for a second opinion.

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1) Bad tire in front, bad tires in front, verify inflation of tires
2) Wheel alignment may be out
3) Front suspension parts (mentioned several above)

Highway speed to suddenly braking shakes steering wheel
1) Front brake rotors need to be inspected for warping
2) Test calipers on empty road at 40 mph, going straight on very LEVEL ROAD, hit brake pedal SOMEWHAT hard while barely touching steering wheel. If car jerks to one side, instead of braking straight on, you may have a caliper, ABS, or brake fluid pressure regulator off.
3) If brake rotors are warped, may as well replace front brake pads at same moment. Use ceramic.
4) When you drive on VERY LEVEL road on highway, steering wheel must be centered, let go lightly of steering wheel. Did car stay in middle of lane? No? Get a 4-wheel alignment.

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