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2000 Buick Century grinding sound coming from the front end and while turning either direction can feel a thumping in floor. Cv boots are good noticed that right side of sway bar has been removed. ?

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  • swaffken Dec 14, 2016

    replace the steering racknpinion or just the bushings

  • Mark Cujas
    Mark Cujas Dec 14, 2016

    Really? What makes you say that's the issue

  • Mark Cujas
    Mark Cujas Dec 14, 2016

    What makes you say that's the issue

  • Mark Cujas
    Mark Cujas Dec 14, 2016

    The power steering levels are normal. The wheel turns like it should. Noises only occur during movement

  • Mark Cujas
    Mark Cujas Dec 14, 2016

    John h the sway bar looks like it was cut with a torch before I got the car 6 months ago. The cv axle shouldn't have any play in it while in air on stand right

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Need to check c/v axles not just look at the boots -- boots cover the joints and joints wear out have to check for play --check and inspect hubs [wheel bearings] --and as to sway bar replace mising part or whole if its damaged

Posted on Dec 14, 2016

  • deton8 von Splosion Dec 14, 2016

    Totally concur... I'd add that your bumps & grinds puts you a couple of turns away from a COMPLETE FAILURE...

    If that happens at a high speed it WILL BE CATASTROPHIC (unless you are 3 x VERY blessed).

    ADD... think about a NEW SWAY BAR TOO...
    (ends don't get removed).

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Had similar problem with 2003 Dodge GC. Replaced the parts you mention + rack & pinion, then to fix the now noticable whining noise, replaced power steering pump and pulley. Fortunately was under an extended warrentee at 46k miles.

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SOURCE: HOW DO I REPLACE THE INNER CV JOINT BOOT ON A 2001 BUICK CENTUR

I would recommend that you replace the complete axles instead of just the boots. The boots may be busted/worn and when the get torn/busted they allow sand/dirt inside the CV joint and the bearing inside the CV joint become worn, it all depends on how long the boot has been ripped, its easier and a lot less messy to R/I new axle. For the wheel bearings they need to be pressed in by a hydraulic press. As far as the procedure goes you have to elevate the two front wheels and secure by a lift of jack stands, then take off tires and take off brakes/caliper and caliper chair along with the rotors. You have to remove center nut on axles and remove lower ball joint from knuckle assemble/ hub. Then remove bolts holding knuckle/hub to the struts. Pull knuckle from axles and the hub is out. If you don't have a press and the proper tool you can take the two hubs and the bearings to a machine shop and they will press out and pressing new bearing for you. As for the axles they both can then be pulled/pryed out of the transmission at this time and be fixed or replaced. caution look out for leaking transmission fluid when you pull axles out. The axles are only held by licking rings and can be easily pulled or pryed out. Have something ready to catch fluid. Replace axles in the reverse of taking out. use a piece of wood on the end of axle if there is need to tap it back in with a hammer, listen for a click or snap when its goes back in to transmission. Good Luck

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SOURCE: noise from front end more so when you are turning

Replace the other wheel bearing.

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SOURCE: 99 Suzuki grand vitara front end problem. clunking

also change the struts (shocks) .

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Clicking, sticking sound from front end, drivers side

It is your cv joint that is bad. If you jack the van up on that side, check to see if the boot is ripped...and more than likely your cv joint is about shot...even if the boot is intact.

The cv joint is bad....


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