Question about 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
2006 Chevy Cobalt 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 18762 miles
My car is making a knocking or tapping noise when I drive it, it seemsto make the noise in the drivers front tire area behind the fire wall.The noise gets really worse when i turn the steering wheel just alittle to either side, it is really bad when i do this around 55MPH.
We have changed the driver side axle and the hub bearing assembly but it did not help.
I have not noticed anything else that makes with worse other than onlyturning the steering wheel just until i feel pressure on the wheel. Youcan hear the noise slow down as the speed goes down until you dropbelow 30MPH.
The noise reminds me of a shaft being warped and and hitting anotherpiece of metal or a jack hammer but i looked the front end over andcannot find anything.
If you have any idea's please help
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
Could be a bushing in the front suspension. Mine wore out and made a knocking pinging rattle sound like it was either coming from the left front wheel or the steering wheel. Turned out to be a bushing.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
Maybe the wind is catching a loose side molding.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
Had the same problem, went to chevy and them look at it. Sorry to tell you but you put in to much money and work. Its your steering shaft, only about $400.00 parts and labor and plus a front wheel allignment and your good to go.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Wow, sounds like a good one, my only suggestion would be, try changing or machining the brake rotor and double checking to make sure all the caliper hardware is torqued up tight. Possibly a tire? Try switching side to side.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Sounds like a bad tire to me...Of course without hearin it its hard to say.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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