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Picture of center bearing on drivetrain of 1994 achieva

Loud noise when driving and turning one way. turn the other way it's quiet

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Bad wheel bearing or cv joint

Posted on Dec 31, 2012

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    holly_tim Apr 16, 2013

    Thanks eric !!! It was a BAD wheel bearing

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You should be able to see it printed on the fuse holder cluster under the driver area.

If my memory serves me correctly, its the third (from the rear of the car side of the panel) fuse on the leftmost side (driver door side) of the fuse panel. 20 amp.

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Have you checked the turn signal fuse? If it is good then i would replace the flasher.

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