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2000 Cav wheel noise/vibration

I have a noise that appears when i reach 40mph that sounds a lot like driving offroad tires on the freeway. Once the tires are warm i can hear at other speeds as well...and you can feel the vibration from the noise in the steering wheel. It is winter here and there is no snow or ice build up in the wheel well or tire. also the tires dont seem to be wearing uneven but this was just a visual check.

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  • t_grier54 Jan 29, 2009

    Tracking? Do you mean alignment. Its not a ball joint cause it doesnt clunk at all.

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Sounds like one of the bands inside the tire could be busted.
Solution - new tire.
Get the tracking checked as well.
It also could be a ball joint.
But that can be checked when you get the tracking sorted.

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  • Steve Draper Jan 29, 2009

    Yes , it could be the alignment(tracking). There are so many terms that are used these days.
    As I have suggested, please have the wheel alignment checked and get the balljoints checked.
    A seized balljoint could be the problem. Your steering might feel ok but I have seen these problems many times.
    They may also find that a rubber bush in the wishbone arm is split.
    A broken spring can cause the same problem.
    When the alignment is checked, they usually have a look at those items anyway.
    Don`t be afraid to ask them to check it for you.
    All in all. It`s not an expensive job to put right.
    I hope I have been of help.
    Please do not hesitate to ask more questions, I am here to help you.
    Good luck and have fun.



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