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Old 04-18-2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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Strange front wheel sound..

Hey guys. I just bought a 02 zx3. When i was driving it home, there was a sound from the front right aide when i slightly turn to left. it goes away when i turn back to the right. i cant feel it or the steering wheel doesnt move. Anty ideas????


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First step is jack the car up and give the wheels a good wiggle side to side and up and down. There shouldn't be any movement, and if there is, there's something worn out on the suspension.
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Hey guys. I just bought a 02 zx3. When i was driving it home, there was a sound from the front right aide when i slightly turn to left. it goes away when i turn back to the right. i cant feel it or the steering wheel doesnt move. Anty ideas????
I agree with what 02fordsvt said.

Based on the noise changing when turning the wheel a bit would seem to me to indicate a bad front wheel bearing.

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Thanks. i kinda figured it was a wheel bearing. just a lot of work if its not.
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Thanks. i kinda figured it was a wheel bearing. just a lot of work if its not.
Could also be tires - have you tried rotating those around?

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The wheel bearing is more work to replace than a ball joint or tie rod. But if you're doing one, you should check all so you only have to pay for one alignment.

Jack it up. See if you can pull the wheel in and out (that is, on the axle...if it moves side to side, it's more likely the tie rod; up and down, usually the ball joint). Spin it forward and back. Any movement or grinding noises mean a bad bearing.
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