2000 Suburban Rubbing sound while turning the wheel
When I turn the wheel on my 2000 Suburban I hear a rubbing sound. I took it to the dealer, the replaced the gearbox and said their was a faulty steering shaft which was also replaced. It continued, next they replaced an idler link. The sound still persists. It sounds like something rubber needs lubed. I went back to the dealer, they want to replace the gearbox again but cannot garuantee it will solve the problem. any ideas?
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Re: 2000 Suburban Rubbing sound while turning the wheel
Sounds to me this dealer found a money pit. Why would they want to replace the gearbox again? Does it make the sound when you turn the wheel both ways or just one way? Do you have the correct size tires on the front? If there bigger than what the manufacturer put on it they may be rubbing on the inner fender or swaybar.
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Are you sure it's the brakes? If brakes are rubbing they'll get hot and the wheel lug bolts will too.
Put on old clothes, drive the car down the freeway on a Saturday or Sunday morning, when there's no traffic, being careful to not touch the brake pedal (except as needed). When you've heard the rubbing noise for fifteen minutes or so, pull way over somewhere safe & park. Turn the engine off & apply the parking brake. Go to each wheel and touch the lug nuts and/or the brake drums or discs the wheels are attached to. If a brake's dragging the disc or drum will be scalding hot. If the brakes are not hot, the rubbing sound isn't brakes.
As far as the grease fittings are concerned, you should have between 2 to 6 fittings. 1 on each upper control arm, 1 on each tie rod, and possibly 2 on the center links. If you are hearing a rubbing noise, it could possible be the wheels rubbing on the inside of the wheel well. Alot of people like to put bigger tires on 4x4's to add give them extra clearance off the ground, specifically for off roading. But with the bigger tires could also come a wider tire, causing the rubbing. Have your tire dealer check for correct tire size.
first check its not the tyres rubbing on the mudflaps/wheelarch.or even the inner wing(fender)YOU NEED TO GET SOMEONE TO TURN THE WHEEL HARD OVER WHEN YOUR UNDER THE CAR TO SEE WHATS TOUCHING.......the abs/electronics is just garage ********......
It sounds exactly like a wheel bearing problem.The right side its seems would be the problem. When you turn right it puts more pressure on the bad bearing making it louder. I would suggest replacing both. If on is gone the other one isn't far off. Hope this helps
Have you ever changed the front axle fluid level? I noticed the same rubbing sound but only when I turn left or right in 4 wheel drive. I don't hear it going straight. I just changed my front axle fluid with synthetic mobile 1 synthetic SAE 75W-90. I plan on changing the rear axle tomorrow with the same synthetic grade oil. I will also change the transfer case sometime this week with dextron III. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to follow up with my on my findings. How difficult is it to change? From a scale of 1 to 10, it was an 8. Messy since you have to get the bottle above the hole. I would purchase a manual oil pump which makes it less messy. It took 2 quarts for the front axle with 75W-90.
I believe you're dealing with two separate issues...
1: Something "Popping"... Take a look at the inner bushings on the lower control arms. They may be worn and allowed to slide forward and back. This was the case on my 2000 LHS. New part was only $45 and it took less than an hour to change each side.
2: Something "Rubbing"... My best guess would be to look at the rubber that surrounds the rack&pinion as it comes through the inner fender. That flap (those flaps) often tear off and might be rubbing on the inside of your right wheel as you turn left.