Question about 1999 Buick Park Avenue
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
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.
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....
Posted on Oct 20, 2013
Sounds like a wheel bearing if you don`t hear a clicking it is a bearing
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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