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98 Cavalier Makes loud vibrating noise

I have 1998 Cavalier with a 2.4L. I recently had an issue with a grinding noise in the front end when turning to the left and to the right. I replaced both front wheel hub assemblies and it fix the problem. About 2 months later it began making a similar noise. Although this time it happens more constantly no matter if you are turning left, right or going straight. Any ideas on what this could be. My ABS and Parking brake light came on just before this began as well. Maybe the issues are linked?

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  • bwaustin07 Jul 30, 2009

    Thanks, I was hoping it wouldn't be the front because the noise is constant, not when pressure is on one side. I will check it out. Is there similar bearings in the rear that this could be?

  • bwaustin07 Aug 05, 2009

    So I am 90% sure it is the front passenger side wheel bearing. I replaced it about 6 months ago. Anything that I should look for when I replace it again to make sure something else isn't making it wear fast?

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Sounds like another bad hub brg, jack up front end and check for play in wheels from top to bottom wiggle for movement. A loose wheel brg will set a front speed sensor code.

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  • chopr1 Jul 30, 2009

    sounds like another bad hub brg, jack up front end and check for play in wheels from top to bottom wiggle for movement. A loose wheel brg will set a front speed sensor code.

  • chopr1 Jul 30, 2009

    yes there are rear hub brgs also but you said noise was in front???
    also a worn or cupped tire can cause this noise but not the abs light.
    I have seen front hub brgs make noise all the time too just depends on how they are coming apart. check all 4 for looseness and look at tire wear and try to hear where noise is in front or rear.


  • chopr1 Aug 05, 2009

    No nothing except aftermarket wheels with alot of backspacing wears wheel brgs. It usually is just cheap defective manufacturing of parts that cause them to go bad so fast....unless you hit a pothole of curb!!! :-)

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