Question about 2006 Pontiac GTO
I took my '06 GTO to the dealer to have front struts replaced. Upon leaving the dealer's lot, I noticed a shutter(or grinding)noise coming from under the front of the car. The dealer wants to say that it is the power steering pump. I don't believe it as it was not making this sound before going to the dealer. Any suggestions?
I think I would be looking at incorrect wheel bearing adjustment or brake calipher mount loose. There would have been no reason to touch the steering other than to undo the ball joints to allow strut removal
Posted on Jul 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 2001 grand
this sounds like a wheel bearing to me. to check for a worn wheel bearing jack the car up and with the tires off the ground. place your hands on the top and bottom of the tire and apply pressure back and forth to feel for play in the bearing. sometimes they are worn ever so slightly to feel the wear other times it's very noticable. if they seem to be tight they could be the ball joints as allready sugested, to check those jack one side up at a time then use a long bar under the tire to raise it up and down, if the ball joints bad you will see the play in the joint. ken!
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
SOURCE: need to replace rear struts
It depends on who does it. If you are doing it by yourself, I would allow at least a couple of hours on each side, although it should take no more than one per side. If you have air tools and a lift, it should take between an hour or two from start to finish, since removing wheels, bolts etc would be fast. Hope this helps you, Rick
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
HI, i would inspect the strut assembly for loose structure asap. i would also inspect the wheel knuckle and rotor and tie rod ends for loose fit as well. inspect thoroughly.
Its most likely the CV-joint assembly. the boot may have slipped off, allowing the joint assembly to dry up. i advise to inspect all the above before looking at the CV-half joint assembly and boot.
Posted on May 25, 2009
well did the noise start after the tires were rotated?could be choppy tires,,,if not ,i strongly think it sounds like a bad wheel bearing,,,,if you drive and while its making the noise turn left and right quick and see if the noise gets louder and which way turning makes it louder,,if you turn leftand it gets louder its usually the right wheels bearing as you are putting load on it, if it makes the noise louder while turning right its the left wheel bearing,,,got it
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
We had the same problem brought to our shop and what it ended up being is the vehicle was in an accident a it twisted the unbody frame just enough to the point it would throw off the front end angles and it has the same vibrating / rattling noise from the front end. But there area list of different problems as well
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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