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What would cause a grinding noise in the front part of a motor sounds like gears grinding

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Generally if this vehicle is equipped with a timing chain and gears that would be suspect...the chain/tensioners wearing out...possible water pump bushing but you should see a fan blade wobble or signs of coolant leaking from below...I have seen A/C compressor clutches coming apart that create one hell of a noise before they let loose.... even serpntine belt tensioners can have bearing problems and sound like hell. Good luck hope this helps!! John

Posted on May 06, 2010

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Probably a bad drive axle -- one or the other ends is worn. You can DIY for about $70-100, or a mechanic will charge about $100 for the labor.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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