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Old 07-26-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Whirring/Tire rubbing sound when turning/going over bumps

Hi all,

I'm getting a noise in the front right kind of like the tire is hitting something (it's not, as far as I can tell) when I leave my development in the morning. Once it warms up it seems to almost go away, or at least it's not as obvious. It is predominantly heard when turning right or when the car is bouncing because of cornering or bumps.

Does this sound like a CV joint to anyone else? If so, how much time do I have before it spews and leaves me on the side of the road?

It doesn't seem loud enough to be a wheel bearing, but I suppose it could be just starting to go...

Thoughts?

Thanks!


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Old 07-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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I suppose it could be a number of things. have you gotten her up in the air yet? I'm not a great arm-chair mechanic so I couldn't say anything for certain. Check engine mounts, swaybar end-links..

different scenario but on my foci there were a few parts that had to be replaced in front suspension to get it back into shape.
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I'm doing my timing belt tomorrow and replacing the passenger motor mount which might help. I'm hoping to find something while I have it all apart. Right now I'm really leaning toward it being the CV joint though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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If it was it would get louder on specific turns... like when you go left; you'd hear a noise get louder on the right as the weight transfers. Have you done a visual inspection yet? Put dat bish in the air and get under thar!
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Bad CV joints CLICK when steering is turned to the extreme say in empty parking lot. Whir or rumble or grinding noise says a bearing. You can always catch the bad CV by simply turning wheel all the way and letting car move at idle speed and then hear the repeat click or clunk. Check the rubber boot for tears too, good indicator of bad CV.
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