PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Very Scary Sound.

 
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By chuzz
  • 1 Post By LionPT

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 14 Mar 2016, 12:52 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 36
Default Very Scary Sound.

Saturday afternoon, I was driving our youngest daughter to a Scholar's event at the St. Bonaventure College, in St. Bonaventure, NY (about 1-1/2hrs away from where we live. About two thirds of the way, there, we were descending a mountain road and, just as we were leveling out to meet a stop-signed "T" section, there came an intermittent scraping type of sound, which appeared to come from the driver's side, front tire well. I was about to pull over, after making the right turn, as it sounded almost like a tire was going flat. However, I found that the 'feel' of a flattened tire really wasn't there. The sound, then, began to lessen, and was soon gone, altogether.

I DID check within the wheel well, to see if I could spot something out of the ordinary, but nothing seemed visually amiss. I have NO CLUE what that noise could have been, and am STILL bothered by it.

I wonder if it could have been transmission related, and that I had just thought it might've been associated with the tire.
__________________
God Bless,

Nathan
(2009 PT/ non turbo/auto)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 14 Mar 2016, 01:08 am
SvenCruiser's Avatar
Young Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tall mountains
Posts: 61
Default Re: Very Scary Sound.

If it was damage on your shocks or axle it will be visible.

Could be your powersteering,its a sing that your fluid might need changing,or the pump is bad,or there is a leak somewhere.I used to get some scraping/screeching sounds out of it,similar to dragging a couch on a wooden floor,and what I found out is my ps fluid was never changed since the car got out of the factory.

When I got it out it looked like piss.After replacing everything was fine,+ the steering felt much much better.
__________________
PT CRUISER 2.2 CRD Turbodiesel


Last edited by SvenCruiser; 14 Mar 2016 at 01:14 am.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 14 Mar 2016, 04:06 am
Vlefaive's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Whitby ON Canada
Posts: 1,630
Default Re: Very Scary Sound.

Wheel bearings possible too, I did mine recently after experiencing similar symptoms
__________________
'03 GT Blue/ autostick.. 160,000KM ( That's 100,000miles for y'all South of the border ) All the options, the heated leather is a must up here in Canada, Love the solid heavy duty feel and obvious Torque.. The Turbo is strong, fast and reliable.. People that don't understand the love of a PT, probably don't deserve to.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 14 Mar 2016, 06:15 am
Veteran Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lake Wales, FL
Posts: 4,870
Default Re: Very Scary Sound.

How many miles do you have on your brakes? You could be getting into the brake wear indicator on the inboard pad. I'd look at the brakes. ASAP
cruserdad1976 likes this.
__________________


Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 14 Mar 2016, 06:29 am
LionPT's Avatar
Veteran Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 4,374
Default Re: Very Scary Sound.

Pull the tire off & check your drivers front brake pads.
cruserdad1976 likes this.
__________________

2006 Touring Edition in Cool Vanilla...aka/Ghost

Last edited by CREWZIN; 14 Mar 2016 at 08:07 am. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 15 Mar 2016, 07:57 am
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 298
Default Re: Very Scary Sound.

If the noise stopped could have been a rock caught between the vacuum plate and rotor.

If it still happens see if the noise changes with speed of the car or engine or trans.

Jack the car up and spin the wheels and see if anything is loose or binding.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 15 Mar 2016, 09:22 am
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SW PA
Posts: 1,348
Default Re: Very Scary Sound.

Here in Western PA we have some long down hill grades and one in particular
causes my PT Cruiser to make an odd noise for the tires or bearings. The grade is a long curving to the right then left at less of and angle and the noise completely disappears. Thats the only place the noise happens. Both PT Cruiser's I have do the same on the same hill.
__________________
Addicted to Mopar You can tell how old I am..
65 Dodge Coronet 6 cyl 2dr Post
66 Ply Satellite with 273 engine swap to 69 340 4spd
70 340 4spd Dart Swinger "Those were the days my friend"
73 Charger SE
Had a few Vetts on the way 69, 85
Several Neons some flips
01 Sebring flip
Cruiser's 01, 220K Gone to a new home
Cruiser 03 133K Gone to a new home
Cruiser 06 110K Project Gone to new Home
Cruiser 05 Ltd 120,809 bought with broken belt Oct2015
May 16 Resurrected to once again roam the streets.

20 Miles South Of Pittsburgh
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SCARY! Engine and electrical quit while driving! wingman55 General PT Cruiser Discussions 11 11 Nov 2016 07:01 pm
There's ordinary scary... Arthur Wheels, Tires, Suspension 6 29 Sep 2011 04:19 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:55 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors