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Intermittent grinding noise, mosly in the back (wheel area?)

And sometimes in the front wheel/shocks? I can ususally make it happen when going over a bump. It started after two things, I had the serpentine belt changed and then it started raining after months of no rain. Worse when just beginning to drive after sitting overnight. What could it be?

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  • kikigirlgogo Jul 20, 2009

    I didn't think it was the brakes, what is the trans axle, that doesn't sound good . . . :) Thanks

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Could be brakes or trans axle. I would need to drive

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

  • harley07825 Jul 29, 2009

    it is drive shft to the wheel with a universal joint on each end part cost about 150.00

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