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Old 09-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #1
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Exclamation HELP PLEASE!!!! can't figure out this noise

I have a growling noise coming from the front of my car that sounds almost like a bearing noise I have checked my bearings and they feel fine, no play and they feel smooth when turning by hand. I just replaced my passenger side axle thinking it was my carrier bearing but I still hart the noise. Its a constant growling noise when I drive, what can it be? Please help its driving me crazy.


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Old 09-08-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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I would still check the bearing. I just went through this exact same thing 2 days ago.
Jack the car up and remove the entire brake assembly from the side making noise. with just a bare hub assembly you can get a better feel and or look at how the bearing is doing. Look for grease on the inside of the brake rotor, caliper and the Knuckle itself. I had both wheels in the air, trans not in gear. drivers side was smooth, pass side was hard and gritty.

here is what mine looked like from the back side.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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I've done this and both sides spin freely. No grease on either side like the pic. That's what has me really baffled

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I just realized my passenger side motor mount is broken. Could that possibly cause the issue?
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It could cause some shaking, so that "growling" could be that. Does the sound come from that side?
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I'm not too sure it almost sounds like it's the whole front, kind of hard to determine from inside the car
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I just realized my passenger side motor mount is broken. Could that possibly cause the issue?
I'd be replacing the mount. either oem or a poly one. You do have a poly dogbone don't you?
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I'd be replacing the mount. either oem or a poly one. You do have a poly dogbone don't you?
Yeah I plan to trace the mount this weekend with a stock one for now and possibly do the poly fill mount mod to the broken one until I can get the real deal. And yes I do have the poly and driver side poly mounts. The PO left a stock mount on the passenger side for some reason
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OK So I looked into this issue again and so far I can hear and now feel my driver side wheel bearing is part of the issue so next weekend I wll see if I can replace both wheel bearings. ( I will feel better, plus the 2 that are on now were put on by me 2 years ago when my Uncle owned the car
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