Question about Saturn L-Series
When I drive it makes a knocking noise from the rear drivers side wheel. what's wrong with it =(
Sounds like a loose or broken brake shoe or brake drum. As the car is slowly moving, pull up on the emergency brake. Does the noise get worse? Better? Can you feel the clunk in the handle of the E brake? This is what it sounds like, but my second choice would be the wheel bearing getting bad. These cars are known for this. If you jacked the car up a bit and wiggled , tugged , and pulled on the wheel, you may find movement there. If so, it is the bearing. . I changed my bearing 3 weeks ago. l series, $51 for the bearing, and $40 to press it in. I took it off the car myself. Very easy to do. If you decide to go that route, I can walk you through it. Hope this is helpful, cheers from Nova Scotia!!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a simular problem, it turned out to be a CV axle. Check all the inner and outer boots for breakage. It also may be the front differential. Most subaru owners or garages (except a dealer) don't know about the dipstick to check the gear oil in the front differential of an automatic and they end up going dry(diff on a manuel tranie is lubed with the same gear oil as the tranie and usualy dont have this problem). The automatic transmission fluid dipstick is on the driverside near the break cylinder and the gear oil dipstick is on the passenger side of the tranie just above where the CV axle attaches to the tranie(its the same yellow as the oil cap and has a finger loop. If the fluid has not been checked in a long time the stick may be stuck in the tube. If the stick is not reading when you pull it out you will want to drain the old diff fluid to remove any metal shavings produced from running the diff dry and refill with 80w90 gear oil. Good luck, hope it helps.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
Have a mechanic check lower control arm bushing at the rear of the control arm.It is a horizontal bushing retained by a vertical bolt clamping it to frame.The tire will move more forward and back more than it should during braking. canuck mechanic.
Posted on May 07, 2009
inspect the braking system for warped or uneven rotor surface, as this may cause this noise and uneven pad wear. CV joints also could cause this if the boots are torn, have insufficient grease, are damaged,or have worn bearings. Hopefully this helps
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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