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1.3lt motor, amt gearbox,fitted in 2005 4for4 smart car
Replace the CV axle. CV axles can make they same noise as a bad bearing. There are different ways to diagnose both of them
Posted on Nov 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if its not the bearings its the cv shaft.. i know it sounds crazy but i had 03 grand prix do the same thing to me.. good luck keith..
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
SOURCE: Front wheel noise
Does this knocking noise mostly happen when you are turning the car? If so this is caused by a worn CV joint. It's not an expensive fix, but I would rather go to a mechanic than attempt it without prior knowledge of how to repair this. I hope this helps.
Posted on May 09, 2009
Wierd Wheel Noises:
New bearing is actually good? Take wheel off of the ground, vehicle in neutral and rotate the wheel by hand and see that there are no problems with the bearing, CV Axle, or the brakes. And put some pressure on the bearing as much as you can to make sure it is not binding itself.
More than one bearing has been damaged during installation. I now own a 10 ton press and keep it in my basement for the next time I have to replace my bearings. Thank goodness I always buy in pairs.
Here's to hoping you just identified your problem.
If not, then: Have someone turn the wheel in both directions while watching the CV Axle at both ends, to make sure it isn't the problem.
One more issue: Swap your tires front to rear, and rear to front, and drive to see if your noise changed locations, indicating a tire or wheel problem.
If everything you just checked is working properly, then you know what's next.
Good luck !
Posted on Mar 29, 2012
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