I have a '97 Buick Park Avenue Ultra front left growling noise
I have a '97 Buick Park Avenue Ultra (83500miles). It makes a growling noise from dead stop and especially when I turn right. No clicking noise. Its a growl. Is this a left side CV joint or hub bearing??? Help/Thanks
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Here are a couple of ways to check whether it is a bearing or a CV joint. 1). While driving about 30 mph in a SAFE area (i.e. no other cars), turn the wheel right. If the noise increases it is the LEFT wheel bearing, Turn left and if the noise increases, it is the RIGHT bearing. 2). To verify which side is bad, jack the car up (use jack stand also PLEASE) and with the car NOT RUNNING, shift to neutral. Have some one spin the wheel by hand and put you hand on the coil spring. If you feel a vibration, that is the bad side. Double check by doing the opposite side, too. Good Luck. If it IS a wheel bearing, changing it out isn't all that bad. There are a few videos on YOUTUBE that can help. If you live "Up North" you may have a problem with the parts being rusted and hard to take apart. If you go this route do NOT buy the cheap-o replacement parts. I did and it lasted about 6 months and I had to do it over again. YEW....
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The radiator is in the front of the car under the hood behind the grille. It will be rectangular shaped and have a fan set to blow against it. It will have a cap on the top. DO NOT REMOVE THE CAP WHILE THE ENGINE IS HOT. Beside the radiator is another rectangular shaped item that looks like the radiator but is the condensor for the air conditioner. It does not have a cap on top and is in front of the radiator.
The drain for the radiator is on the lower part. After draining be sure to close the drain before refilling.
Refill the overflow bottle as well. AFTER you refill, let the engine run for about a minute while topping off the radiator so any air will work out of the system. Then install and tighten radiator cap.
When you drain the radiator, dispose of the fluid according to local regulations or recycling center. Do not allow animals to drink any of it. It's poisonous.
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