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Wheelbarrow on 201 mercury sable

When driving our 2001 mercury sable, there is a thunking sound. Even when accelarating it goes thunk thunk faster. It leans towards the right but when the steering wheel is moved left the thunking sound goes away.

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  • tanya Jan 11, 2013

    Thanks Leigh. I actually checked the tires and there is no flat spots. The brake pads in the front were replaced so it can be the wheel bearing. Do you know how much that would cost to get fixed at a mechanic?

  • Leigh Perlmutter
    Leigh Perlmutter Jan 11, 2013

    I'm sorry, but since I always do my own work on my vehicles I have never had to pay for it. Go to several local mechanics and get a written estimate, compare the estimates and do what you feel is best!



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The possibilities are depending on whether you hear the sound in the front or back of the car: You have a broken brake pad in the front or a broken brake shoe in the back; there is a bad wheel bearing that needs to be replaced, there is a flat spot on one of your tires.

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you need to bhleed out all the air in the system on those, the new pump should've came with instructions on how to bleed the system!!

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 mercury sable when I turn the wheel

Wheel bearing going on the left side front

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