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Changed ****** fluid and filter, now theres a noise in the front, a grinding type sound. when the cars been in use for a while, it idles fine. whats the problem?

2001 cavalier, 4-door 2.2. has 125000 kms or so. the muffler is also hanging. a portion of the muffler by the engine has corroded half the support.

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SOURCE: front end noise cavalier

hi, this sounds like track rod ends have gone this is for the steering and causes the tyre to where in one point these are cheap to buy and easy to fit but you will need to get the tracking set after replacing this part as it needs to be set to stop your tire wearing uneven the noise your getting will be from the tire on the road as it will be forcing the tire to run uneven so getting this checked would be my first choice.
Hope this is some help toy you let me know how you get on or if you have any questions ok

Posted on May 20, 2008

SOURCE: Terrible Front End noise

I would agree with the hub bearing solution. I also have a 2001 Cavalier and recently replaced both hub bearings. The sound is quite loud and does get worse the faster you drive. Once I got mine replaced, I couldn't believe how quiet my car ran. My dad works with a guy who does a lot of work on Cavalier's and has noticed that first the left hub bearing goes bad, soon followed by the right after about 60,000 miles. 

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Constant Grinding Noise fronm the left front

the hub bearing is bad.the reason it stops when you turn the wheel to the one side is because its taking presure off the bearing

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: grinding noise while driving.

Possible causes:

a) a brake disc shield is too close to the disc, and it's coming into contact in the circumstances you outline

b) pebbles stuck between the disc shield and the disk

c) dried out wheel bearings

d) worn Universal Joints in the drive shafts

e) worn A/C pump

f) worn alternator

g) worn water pump

Is the noise still present above 15 miles an hour and past 1500 rpm when the clutch is disengaged (i.e. gearbox in neutral?). The answer to this question may help you to pinpoint the source. I know it's stating the obvious but the fact that you're hearing a grinding sound means it's caused by something that is moving relative to something else. Again this should help narrow down the cause.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 04 cavalier makes grinding noise in front end

3 things to check:
Worn disc brake pads, grinding against the rotor.
Wheel bearing
cv joint.
You posted grinding gets worse turning to the right, the problem is the driver side wheel, but it would be best to have both wheeles checked.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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