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I hit a bump on the right front side and it makes a roaring type noise and shimmies a bit .. can feel it under my left foot. also at times it will make that soud when i make a right hand turn... it is 2003 chevy avalanche 1500.

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    I never hit a bumb. but it started making noise5 months ago, ahd its gotten worse... sounds like the front right tire is rubbing real bad. but its not (no wear) im sure its a wheel bearing. i need to know how to fix it myself.. do i bleed the brakes? what size sockets will i need? etc. can u help?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    seems to be making some type of roaring noise sometimes when you pull off.and most of the times the roaring noise comes from pulling off from a dead stop

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    i have a2002 chevytracker when i turn left or when i hit a pothole it makes a loud clunking nois when i drive staight there is no noise onless i go over small pothole it only does it on the right passenger side

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Sounds like your left front wheel bearing is going bad. When you make a right turn, or compress the right front suspension over a bump, it forces the car to roll to the left. This loads the suspension on the left side, which will exaggerate a wheel bearing problem. Are you hearing the noise at all when travelling on the highway in a straight line? If so, it'd be either a grinding sound or a hollow humming noise. If you aren't, it may be that the bearing is just starting to go bad.

A quick test to see if the bearing is bad is to jack the car up at that corner, grab the wheel at the top and bottom, and shake it hard - if there is any movement or looseness, your bearing is shot. If there is none, it doesn't mean the bearing is fine, but it could be that it's just starting to go bad (which would be why you only hear it in turns and bumps, but not straight-line yet).

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My car does the same thing could never find what it was turned out to be its just a strut they will run you about 150 a peice and dont just replace one do both in the front

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How big is this "bump?". If you hit this bump and now getting this noise, you just thrashed the front suspension, maybe bent something under the vehicle. I would take it for alignment first to assess the damage.

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