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Okay so i know i posted this problem mulitply times But ive been narrowing things down. I noicted my car only makes a rattleing noise when its cold like the more you drive the louder it will get. And i was laying on the hood while my friend was driving the car and i heard the noise coming from the front passenger side could it be the brakes and roters they are in bad shape?

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  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    okay jus to state i replaced torque converter but i do not belive its comeing from there since its on the right side

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Also when the car is jacked up and the car in drive it dosent make the noise

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Thanks

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Well i took it to a tire shop and they said i need a new axle but there so full of it its hard to tell if i really do bcuz he didnt even really look at the car.

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    What am i having open and the noise sounds like its coming from the right side

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    but if i remember he said i need a axle for the left side. I just need to get the noise to go away

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Yes because he persoanlly did not hear the noise he only knew what the guy drivin it told him so since its coming from the right replacer the right. Ill let you know what happens

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Also so its deff not a another transmission problem?

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Okay i will get back to you in a couple hours with what happens

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Hey the car makes the noise barley when u first start drivin it for the day and then increases. could it still be brakes and roters making the noise? Msybe the hotter they get the louder they get?

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    I put new rotar and brakes on 1 side and the noise is now gone. =] I have not drive it long enough to get hot but we will see what happens

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    I replaced the front roter and brakes and the noise is gone. I have not got a chance ot drive until it warms up so im not 100% sure yet i will let you know later tonight

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Thank you

  • cody314 May 07, 2010

    Thank you

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GM products use little tab that as the brake linings wear down, the tab makes contact with the rotor to warn you of inedible failure. This would present more as a squeek rather than a rattle. Raise the vehicle and remove the wheels so you can inspect the brakes and the drive axles. Look at the drive axles for broken or torn boots and anything on the axle that may be loose and rattleing around. Let me know what you see and we can go from there.

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    It is possible for it to still be the brakes, but one test you can do is to find an empty parking lot somewhere and turn the steering all the way to one side and accelerate through a turn. Do this for both sides and you are listening for a clacking noise upon acceleration. If this occurs, replace the axle on the opposite side of the turn. You can visually verify this by inspecting the boot for tears. I would say to inspect the brakes while you are there as well. When you spin the wheel(up off the ground) listen for slight or heavy dragging which will be coming from the rotor and pad contact. If the rotor is warped heavily, it will produce a heavy scrapping sound(scrape scrape scrape). Let me know what you find.

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    Kori Policy May 07, 2010

    I am so happy to hear that it was only brakes causing the noise. Congrats and enjoy your car.

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Hi! The sound you hear may be the worn brake calipers which may need replacement. ROtor disc that may be in bad shape which will require replacement too. Have a good look at the wheel bearings too for they can produce grinding sound too when worn. HOpe this helps and have a good one!

Posted on May 07, 2010

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    dj_relly999 May 07, 2010

    It wont be the torque. With all the noise coming up when on the ground but none when jacked up. Its gotta be the brake calipers, rotor disc or wheel bearing. Good luck

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    dj_relly999 May 07, 2010

    It may be the axle or just the bearing. You can never really tell till its pulled out. Please have it open to know whats really making the noise.

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    dj_relly999 May 07, 2010

    The mechanic may be confused. If the noise is coming from the left then replace the left side... I believe he's confused

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    dj_relly999 May 07, 2010

    Its not transmission problem. Since you tested the car lifted and no noise coming out then definitely its not the transmission. When its on the ground thats where the noise comes out.

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    dj_relly999 May 07, 2010

    Good luck!

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    dj_relly999 May 07, 2010

    Yes it can be. I suggest the bearing too right? It might be out of grease and the rollers are worn thats why you will need to replace them to get rid of the noise.

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    dj_relly999 May 07, 2010

    See, it works! NO transmission problem just the rotors and brakes. Good luck!

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