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Front right tire makes noise and i hits hard.

Front right tire makes noise and it hits hard.

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Bad strut?

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Front is making noise when I turn


Kim:

Check your wheel bearings and ball joints. Checking the wheel bearings: stand next to the front tire, crouch down, put your hands on the top of the tire, and try to rock the top of the tire by pushing the top of the tire away from you and pulling the top of the tire toward you (rock it hard and fast). do both front tires. Any noise or sideways movement of the tire is bad, (Bearings are worn) and needs to be repaired. Then, stand at the front corner of the car, and push down on the front corner of the car repeatedly (rocking the corner of the car up and down (Rock it up and down Hard) If you hear the popping noise your ball joints need to be replaced. If these tests don't work but you still get the popping noise when you drive, take the car to a mechanic. Popping noises from the front end of a car is dangerous. If anything happens up there, you could lose your steering!

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I have 2012 grand cherr every little bump u hit it has 20 in tires on it sounds terrible


If you are describing a Grand Cherokee, the tires are half flat at 20psi. This accounts for your road noise. Chances are the tires now have a pattern or groove from under inflation.

Do not know the specs for your tires, but I generally look at the maximum psi molded into the sidewall of the tire and subtract at least 4 psi to fill them.

If you go to the Discounttire.com site or the Tirerack.com site they have detailed descriptions of how tires are rated for Noise as one element.

Sometires have more noise than others. But irregular wear will make any tire noisier than normal. You also could have a problem in the bearings in the front hubs.

If the tires have not been rotated, do that and it might help.

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My car was making a grinding noise in front and then my tire blew up. Was told my be a split tire rod or split sway bar


i would say that the wheel bearing is gone and the wheel hit the strut housing thus cutting tire

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My 2001 saturn is making a thumping noise from the right front tire. It is not the tire. Thump.Thump.Thump, as the cars moves forward. there is no shaking, just thumping.


  1. Inspect your tire. Look for any bubbles or knots on the side of the tire. Look for any damage to the tread. A bubble or knot can mean that you hit a curb, pothole or another object on the road. Bubbles and knots can sometimes be repaired, but more often lead to the need for replacement of the tire.
  2. Think about what you were doing when you first noticed the tire noise. If you just hit a pothole or a curb, chances are you have a bubble on your tire and that it needs to be fixed or replaced. If you had recently spun out of control or had to make a forced turn quickly, you might have an alignment problem and the noise might not be a tire issue at all.
  3. Listen to the noise while you're driving. If it's a repeated thud on regular intervals, you likely have a severe knot problem on your tire. Take the car to a tire repair place as soon as possible. Tire knots may not appear serious at first but can be potentially dangerous.
If you have no others noise especially into turns (it would be a suspension problem, i.e., cv joints) then it is a tire issue.

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Loud noise in front left tire 2004 Ford Taurus SES


You mentioned the noise was from the left (drivers side) front. The compressor is on the passenger side in association with the engine compartment. Question, once the noise starts does it continue while stopped or only while moving?

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1990 Lexus LS 400 Right Front Suspention Thud Noise


most probably a torn lower suspension arm rubber bush that would not show up if the car was on a 4 post hoist
there is a problem there as the noise would not be evident if there was nothing wrong
different tire pressures will give different noise when hit with a tire lever ( a trick used by truck drivers to check for flat/ under inflated tires
good tire solid sound
low pressure tire a dull sound

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1999 Blazer front end noise


If your turning your car to the right when it make the noise or the Left Listen and find out because which ever way the noise is loudest usually meaning that is the side going bad, Thats the rule Usually some cars and trucks have fronts and rear bearings, But I think it is a wheel bearing, Have a mechanic or a friend that may turn some wrench's Check it out for you. Hope that helps you out. :))

Jul 30, 2008 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

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My right front wheel


it started with a low humming noise and got worse it probably our wheel bearing good luck pierre

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