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Old 02 Dec 2006, 02:13 am
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Default Not sure what this is ... help, please.

Here's what happening: While driving there is a loud, in a deep manner, somewhat grinding noise coming from what seems to be not so much the engine but the tranny area.

What I've noticed: The noise does not come about during idling, or while stopped (i.e. revving the engine.) It only occurs during driving times, increasing in sound level with the speed of the car. (Highway driving produces headaches at times.) There is absolutely nothing wrong with transmission in regards to shifting (I have a stick). Tranny does not stick, miss, or anything like that. What seems to be the most interesting item is that the noise goes away (instantaneously) when I turn the wheel left. For instance, while on the highway you have curves or slight turns in the road; while turning left the noise goes away, while turning right the noise increases.

Any ideas? Has anyone experienced this? I do have 80,000 miles and never have had a mechanical issue to date. Is it the steering column, bushings, or bearings?
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Old 02 Dec 2006, 10:49 am
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sounds like it could be a bearing noise [:I]
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Old 02 Dec 2006, 01:16 pm
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I'd agree - it's probably either a wheel bearing or a cv joint problem. The cv joints usually rattle mostly in turns, though if they're far enough gone they'll rattle a bit on straight road as well.

You might also do a visual to make sure nothing has come partially loose - brake assembly, suspension components, etc.
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Old 03 Dec 2006, 05:01 am
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If not a cv joint could it be abnormal tire wear.
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Old 04 Dec 2006, 08:54 am
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Wheel bearing my first guess, CV joint second.
Let us know what it was when you cure it.
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keep us posted and good luck !!
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Old 06 Dec 2006, 10:28 pm
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CV joint is my first guess. I just had one replaced and I am hearing more and more people having similar noises and problems. They will go a long time after they start to make noise though.
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Old 08 Dec 2006, 12:27 am
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You have a bad left front wheel bearing. When you turn to the left you take weight off the left wheel bearing(unload it)and the noise goes away. When you turn right you load the left wheel bearing and the noise gets louder. That is how you test for a wheel bearing noise.

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Old 26 Dec 2006, 06:50 pm
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Bmanmg was right! Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.
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