Question about 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander
Hi, I have an issue with my 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander. There's a loud grating/vibration noise at certain speeds, driving in certain directions. It starts around 10mph, disappears around 35mph, comes back, then disappears again around 60mph, comes back around 65mph. The noise only happens when driving straight or left, goes away when turning right. It sounds like the noise is coming from somewhere near the front passenger wheel, and I can feel the vibrations in the floorboards. It's a steady, light-medium vibration, accompanied by a loud noise. I brought it in for an alignment, and up on the lift the mechanic said I need new struts, they're leaking. I knew I needed new struts soon, but I'm wondering if that is the cause of the noise/vibration? Thanks!
It very well could be the strut.
smaller chance could be the CV axle.
Also have the splash guards/heat shields checked to make sure they are all tight in place.
Posted on Mar 18, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the first thing i would check is the sway bar bushings they usualy go first. you have a bushing out somwhere. ive replace many struts because people have requested new struts and when we install them they come back and complain that the clunk is still there and all it needed was a bushing kit for $20
hope this helps
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
Yes it can but the dealer would have found it on the test drive if they test drove the vehicle. The only other causes for the vibration I can think of should have been found on inspection as well. Check your bushings and mounts for the sway bar and your tie rod ends as well.
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
Might be a hub bearing. Those make a growling noise when they are bad. When it is on jack stands you should be able to put your hands on the top of the tire and the bottom of the tire and move it back and forth. and the same with putting your hands on the right and left side of the tire. if you can and it moves back and forth then the bearing is back. but becarefull not to get the movement confused with a bad ball joint or tire rod. which could also be your problem but they dont make a growling noise
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
COULD BE YOUR CV JOINTS. TIRE GUY SHOULD HAVE SPOTTED. CHECK THE RUBBER BOOTS JUST BEHIND THE HUBS. CRACKED? TAKE TO DEALER
Posted on Mar 25, 2010
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