Question about 1994 Pontiac Firebird
The Firebird is making a somewhat random rattling noise. It's coming from the front driver's side of the car. It seems to be coming from the wheel area. It sounds like something is loose. We checked the lug nuts to see if it was something simple, but we couldn't find anything amiss.
The rattling is most noticeable going downhill, going over some bumps, and when making right turns. Speed doesn't seem to have a factor in the sound. Any ideas?
Hi, this is a very common problem that all cars eventually get and it is going to be one of a couple of things.
1. the most common fault is the bottom ball joint. These are easy to replace if you have a ball joint splitter and they are cheap to buy, its best to replace both sides as the other one could go soon after.
2. this is the steering rack ball joint their is a rod with a ball joint on at either end of the steering rack this can be tested easy by jacking the car up so front wheels are off the floor then hold the tyre at either side and then sort of wiggle the wheel left and right slightly and youll feel if this is faulty it will have some loose play if feels solid like the wheels are turning normal then the bottom ball joint is the likey problem.
Hope you understand what im telling you if not give me a shout back and ill be glad to help.
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Hopefully you solve your problem. Either fault is cheap to buy as it is a really common problem so this making them cheaper.
Main dealers will be more expensive but going to a car spares shop that sells everything will be alot cheaper as they use parts that are not genuine but are just as good. Most garages dont buy parts from main dealers as the cost of parts and repair would be to high for customers and they would lose custom. give us a shout back if you have any problems ok
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