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Old 09 Jan 2005, 09:19 pm
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I'm new to the forum. Recently, my 2002 Cruiser started to make a noise coming from the front driver's side. It sounds like a biplane and does not make the noise unless the car is moving. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 09:51 pm
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What does a biplane sound like?
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 10:07 pm
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Welcome to the Forum!!! You have to give us a little more info on the sound.
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 10:31 pm
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It almost sounds like the car is in the wrong gear. The RPMs are normal though. It reminds you of when you are driving in 3rd instead of drive. It is an automatic. The noise is constantly there, but when I go around a right hand curve, it gets a little louder. I did the self test. For the test where you press the trip odometer and turn to run, I got the codes ee05 and bl01. For the test wehre you turn it on, off, on, off, on, I only got done. Once again, thanks for your help.
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Old 09 Jan 2005, 11:09 pm
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Tires maybe?? (do they have good tread) Does it handle or steer differntly??
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Could be the bearing that the axle shaft rides on. The change in sound when you turn puts strain on the bearing making the sound change.
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If the noise doesn't change when you shift from "3" to "D", engine RPMs should drop a little, Could be a bad wheel bearing or CV joint.
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Old 10 Jan 2005, 08:46 am
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Welcome, Benezett.
Sure it's from driver's side? I ask because power steering problems have hit some folks, and you say it get louder when you turn right.
Noise doesn't increase with left turn? Does it do it when you're stoppped? Try turning wheel when stoppped - if noise changes, probably power steering. If it only does it when moving, suspect wheel bearing or axle joint.

- Just re-read your post - you clearly say only when moving - forget power steering.
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For the test where you press the trip odometer and turn to run, how does that work? Im unfamiliar with that, would like to know how to use it in case.

It could be tires, or a rim? I have a similiar problem dealer doesn't want to work on. State they can't find problem, with holidays I've been too busy to take it in. I hope to find mine tommorrow mourning.
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That sounds like the CV joint going bad.
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