Question about 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
In my '04 Grand Am, when i'm driving over bumpy roads i hear a metal rattling sound (almost as if the wheel wants to fall off) in the rear passenger wheel? Also, when traveling at high speeds and applying the brakes firmly, the whole car vibrates/shakes. Are these brake issues?
Most common noise from rear is caused by worn sway bar links or bushings.This is usually an easy and relatively inexpensive repair.
There are other possibilities such as struts, strut mounts, broken spring, control arm bushings but isn't quite as common as the sway links.
Your brake vibration is most likely a brake rotor that has warped or has become rusted and "catches" the brake pad on every revolution of the wheel and causes the pulsation.
Replacement of the brake rotors is the best fix.
I use Delco rotors as replacements as I have found they are the best for longevity/cost/value.
Cheap ones do not last long.
There you are, hope your repairs go well. Take care.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
The rattling noise may be the exhaust loose or moving or else a slight scratch to the bumber.There are some shock absorbers or fittings along the line of the exhaust which holds the pipe in place to the car body.These may need changing as over time they are worn out and allow the pipe to vibrate. Also regarding your shake when braking is concerned with brakes, suspension and alignement. It seems your car is a bit used and you will require service brakes, align wheels and check suspension to fix these issues. Good luck with this.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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