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KNOCKING NOISE WHEN TURNING WHEEL VIBRATION ON ACCELERATION CARS PULLS TO LEFT

Inspected frt end frt bearings feel good no play in wheels the motor mount look worn had play when i grab it(looks like a dog bone) could that cause vibration on acceration.

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  • ELLERY BERLINGER Jan 16, 2013

    BAD BELT IN TIRE CAUSE VIBRATION IN STEERING WHEEL ON ACCELRATION . KNOCKING NOISE IS FROM STEERING RACK

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SOURCE: 03 Trailblazer Front End Noise/Vibration

I had similar problem with my 03 trailblazer. It had a low dull hum in the front end with a little vibration being felt in gas pedal. Noise increased over a couple weeks and was louder turning to the left and quiter turning to right. A GM mechanic friend of mine replaced the front right hub and took care of the problem. Hub was about $160 at Autozone.

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SOURCE: My 1998 Cavalier has a vibration that increases with speed

You may have to get your front struts checked.

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SOURCE: Vibration and noise from front end while driving

Jack up the front end and put stands under it and block rear wheels. Look at axle boots and see if they are cracked. Try turning wheel back and forth sharply and see if you can hear any clicking. Problem could be outer axle joints. If the boots are cracked or you hear a clicking noise you will have to replace the axle. The axle and boot come as a complete unit. Please let me know what you find out.

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SOURCE: A low growling noise when turning left only on '04 Silverado

Intermediate shaft is the most likely cause for this and your right there have been issues.

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SOURCE: road noise / front end vibration

The noise you're hearing is consistent with a bad wheel bearing. It's true, the only way to actually tell is to pull the hub/bearing. I'd try to isolate what side of the car the noise is coming from and pull that wheel. If it's not a wheel bearing, it could be transmission related but these things are usually solved by replacing the wheel bearing.

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