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Old 23 Oct 2011, 03:17 pm
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So After i solved my looses lug nut issue i started getting some vibration and popping coming from the front passenger side of the car. I thought it may be looses lug nuts again but from the other side. It isn't.
I only felt it when i went above 40 miles an hour. If i turn the wheel just a *touch* to the right it goes away. It also feels worse when breaking.
After a week i now feel it often. Its getting worse. Any ideas?
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 07:45 am
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I have lots of ideas unfortuntely without actually being able to drive/ride in the car or inspect everything all I can purpose is just guesses.

if possible any way to be more specific?
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 08:23 am
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wheel bearing?? :/ wen ya jack the car up does the wheel wobble??
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 01:27 pm
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did your hub somehow get bent with all the wheel stuff???
Rotor starting to break off from 'hat' area?

Skinner might be on to the other likely component
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 03:07 pm
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speaking from past expiriences... lol its no tthe best situation to be in if the wheel beqaring decides to let loose going down the highway... just saying.. lol but jack your car up (safely) and give the wheel a shake... lots of slop means wheel bearing...
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Old 25 Oct 2011, 09:35 pm
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without driving its hard to say. BUT having driven a PT cruiser with a bad wheel bearing I can say that turning the wheel while driven definitely changes the sound and feeling. Thats my guess (wheel bearing)
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Old 27 Oct 2011, 08:54 pm
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Anyone have a link to a pic of the location of the wheel bearing?

Nvm i figured it out. Gona check it tomorrow.
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Old 29 Oct 2011, 01:12 pm
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Well i jacked it up and i couldnt feel any movement. I'm at a loss.
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Old 29 Oct 2011, 09:21 pm
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So After i solved my looses lug nut issue i started getting some vibration and popping coming from the front passenger side of the car. I thought it may be looses lug nuts again but from the other side. It isn't.
I only felt it when i went above 40 miles an hour. If i turn the wheel just a *touch* to the right it goes away. It also feels worse when breaking.
After a week i now feel it often. Its getting worse. Any ideas?
The lugs have to be torqued to 100ft/llbs, also did you check the tires for proper pressure? I would suggest stopping in at your local tire dealer(not Walmart, etc..) But a company that deals in tires mainly and ask them to check the tire for warpness, broken belt and uneven tread wear.

As far as brakign goes, that sound like your rotor has suffered heat warpage due to braking. The rotors of olds days were made tought and lasted longer. The new ones are thinner and are reccommended to be replaced when doing a brake job with pads. Look at the pads and see if they are wearing evenly, the issue could be from a sticky caliper not returning completely and causing 1 pad to rest against the rotor.
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Old 31 Oct 2011, 01:25 am
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Did you checked the power steering / A/C belt?
Because the vibration starts above 40MpH, looks like something related to the wheels, but if the vibration stops when you slightly move the wheel, could be something related to the power steering pump. Just in case, check if you have fluid in the reservoir
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