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Bad cv joint or transmission problem

Driving and heard thudding sound like I had a flat tire. Put car in park, got out to check tires, no problem, got back in, put car in drive and it would not move. It will back up and motor sounds great. No previous problems or noises at all. What could be wrong? Thanks Fran

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Does it happen when you drive over bumps? You should bring it by a tire shop, ask them to put it on a lift and check to see if it could be ball joints or wheel barrings. Another possibility would be an axle, if the rubber boot is broken its possible the part may need to be replaced

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SOURCE: My 2006 Cobalt has a loud grinding sound coming

try to look under vehicle at the lower control arms . When you brake or accelerate the weight of the vehicle goes back and forth . Therefore the bushings wear out . GM does not want a recall , so you have to purchase new bushings . Although , you are better off replacing the entire control are with the new ball joint pressed in already . The price is right too . Approx $150 . look on internet . If you have any problems feel free to email me at . Good Luck !

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SOURCE: humming noise from right front tire and front tire

could be ball joint tie rods alignment lift it n check to see if the tire has any play wen u shoake it by grabbin both sides and just a small back n forth movement to see any unusual play. if your not good at this take it to an alignment guy n theyll check the suspension before they do anything

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SOURCE: I have a 2006 cobalt with front end noise. It

Hello fowlerfour.
I suspect the noise you are describing is a bad wheel bearing.
It consists of a hub assembly that is relatively easy to replace. It takes about an hour or less to do with proper tools in a good repair shop.
I would also suggest you get a quality hub as the cheap ones do not last long.
If it as loud as you describe I strongly suggest you get it repaired as soon as possible.
If you have another question for me leave a comment and I will respond to it.


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SOURCE: humming noise

My 03' avalanche was making the same huming sound. After checking everything that could possibly be making this noise from tires to wheel bearings to brake shoes draging and four different pro garages giving me four different answers, I finally checked the rear differntial only to discover fluid slowly seaping out of it. I'm told more than once' that this is an ongoing problem with some rear ends on these model trucks but chevy or GM will not take any responsabilty or acknolage any problems exist. This little non responsible action finally ended up costing me over $2300.00 out of pocket... SO' have the rear axle bearings checked and serviced asap before this happens to you...

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