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Old 06 Dec 2004, 05:18 pm
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If there was a piece of paper in the street and it didn't move when any other car rode over it, some how it would find a way to get in my intake system or something.

I was turning a U-turn thinking I was making the turn, then bang, the Pt rode off a 12-18 drop hard enough to cause my radio to cut out for a second. Now the PT has a harsh grinding sound made from the passenger wheel area during accleration (main drive wheel).

I've jacked and crawled under it three times to find nothing wrong. What is my luck?

Im thinking of leaving it running somewhere and getting insurance money out of it because thats about all its good for.
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Since it is only under acceleration, I would guess that you messed up the axle or CV joint if you can't see any visible damage.
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 05:54 pm
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Could I fix this myself?

Its under hard accleration, you can't hear it under normal accleration until you put it into passing gear or higher.
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 05:55 pm
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Take it to Edison Mall. Tis the season for giving, someone will take it[8]
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 08:34 pm
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Colby,

If Cal Cruzer is right and it's the axle or CV joint, don't think you should take it on yourself. I think the axle is press fitted to the bearings...not sure about the joint. Do you know a place that will get your PT up in the air so the wheels can spin at speed? Most places will give you a free check hoping to get your money to fix the problem. At least you can hopefully pinpoint the noise.
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Reminds me of my $500 pothole last year...
I would take it to a good shop (dealer if you trust them) and find out for sure what it is.
Bummer.
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 10:09 am
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King, some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 03:33 pm
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The shop idea is good, but Im not sure about them driving it while on the lift not sure about that.

Yeah my luck with holes in the rode or what. I thought is was the fresh black topped area one street up instead it was a big hole.

Bigdaddog, you know I was just kidding right?
This is only the 3 time the front has gotten damaged and only 1 time was I able to actually see what caused it.
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 04:06 pm
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The shop idea is good but Im not sure about them driving in while on the lift not sure about that.
Colby,

What I meant was to find a lift that lifted the PT by the jacking points under the frame that wouldn't hinder the movement of the wheels. You go up on the lift with the car and when it's up in the air you start it and go thru the gears up to the speed where the noise is, and the mechanic would be down below looking and listening for the noise.
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Old 08 Dec 2004, 03:33 pm
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Crewzin, I understood perfectly the first time you explained it. My typing skills have gone caput. I was thinking of shops in my area I have been in and around and can't remember any that had the capabilities to lift it like I need it to be. I could lift it myself on jackstand but aren't sure how well they will work under the stress of a running vehicle.
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