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Old 01 Oct 2009, 07:25 am
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Since a few weeks I can hear kinda squeaky sound from the right front wheel area, when I drive over bumps. Actually, it sounds like a duck (try to imagine that). The colder the weather, the more I can hear it. Yesterday, the other front wheel started to make the same strange sound.
It feels like the car isn't driving that smooth anymore, either. When I let go of the gas, when I approach a stop sign or something, I can hear a light grinding sound as well.
Are my bearings going bad already? Or is it a matter of lubrication?

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Old 01 Oct 2009, 07:31 am
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Are my bearings going bad already? Or is it a matter of lubrication?

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Yes, most bloody likely your bearings are bad "already". We had a bearing and shaft replaced before 30K on our '05. Had Les Schwab do it which included a 4-way alignment.

You could try lubing bushings also.

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Old 01 Oct 2009, 07:58 am
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Thanks. Do you know if replacing bearings is a costly matter?
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Old 01 Oct 2009, 09:50 am
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I had my shop do both front wheel bearings last year. Cost me $312.91.
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Old 01 Oct 2009, 10:11 am
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Thanks a lot for the info. I will call around...
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Old 01 Oct 2009, 07:52 pm
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Does sound change with tapping the brakes? Don't immediately assume bearings, brakes/discs can cause noise, too.
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Referring to the grinding sound.. I also had a grinding sound in my front end, happened most commonly on turns. It sounded like a 70 year old mattress. Ugly ugly sound. It turned out to be the control arm bushings were beat to hell.
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Old 02 Oct 2009, 07:48 am
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Thanks guys.
I was just wondering what does the sound it makes when hitting bumps in the road to do with the breaks?
The breaks do make a sound, but only when I first use it. That stops after the 3rd or 4th break. I heard it was a typical PT Cruiser thing?
Everything seems better when it's warm out. The colder the weather, the more sound...
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Mine were full of sounds coming from the front and the rear They used to squeek a lot, but like you said, it got better after a few brakes. I just had the drum brakes cleaned out which got rid of all the squeeking in the rear end. There is also another sound I havent addressed yet. Almost like Im laying on the horn or something, very loud. I think the rotors just need to be machined.
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your bearings are dieing fast get them replaced asap
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