PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Wheels, Tires, Suspension

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
?? Noise From The Front :(

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 09:02 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8
Default ?? Noise From The Front :(

i hear a grinding noise from the front of my car. when i go 90 degrees straight, no problem, when i turn even 5 degrees right, i hear the humming/grinding noise, idk what it is? here's the symptoms :

1) going straight, no noise
2) slightly right, humming/grinding noise
3) turn left, no problem
4) driving slow, turning either LEFT or RIGHT, no noise
5) noise starts about 25 mph and above
6) on highway ramps turning right whether there is elevation or not, noise is present
7) on highway ramps turning left, slight noise as there is elevation on the right side.
8) noise remains there even when i cruise on NEUTRAL at 50 mph
9) frequency of the noise gets higher at higher speed (means sharper noise)
10) frequency of noise gets lower at lower speed (blunter noise)

Any one knows what this is??

Been there for more than 1 month. Tried jacking up the left front wheel and also right front wheel and tried "front wheel play" tires does not wobble or "play". i'm not sure that i did it right though.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 09:08 am
crusierdad76's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St James Missouri
Posts: 641
Default Re: ?? Noise From The Front :(

Im not sure if the PT has Hub Bearing or what it actually has but sounds like a bearing to me
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 09:50 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: ?? Noise From The Front :(

that's what my friend said too, which side will the weight of the car be when i turn right?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 10:07 am
crusierdad76's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St James Missouri
Posts: 641
Default Re: ?? Noise From The Front :(

well Im not 100% sure, but if you think about this, when you are going straight, and you turn to the right, the passengers side wheel seems like it will have more force pushing against it, as it is kinda on the inside. where as the drivers side will just be rolling along and turning to the right,, so with that way of thinking, id say the passengers side would or could be bad but in reality if one is bad there is a good chance the other is not far behind.

there are some really smart folks on here who will have a way better way of looking at this
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 11:03 am
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: ?? Noise From The Front :(

how come these curiser have so many problems?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 11:17 am
crusierdad76's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St James Missouri
Posts: 641
Default Re: ?? Noise From The Front :(

Oddly as it is the PT is one of the Cars that chrysler makes that has the FEWEST complaints

I have had mine a few months, but from what i have read here,, the plugs, the wires, and fount bushings,. the axles , the water pump, and the oil pump, the bearings, and the tranny in the auto sucks, are all things i may as well get ready to have replaced and it is not the best at MPG --------- but the sad part is I just like the body lines so I drive my S 10 to work and drive the PT on weekends and just enjoy it as it is
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 12:16 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: ?? Noise From The Front :(

i think the moral of the story is that everything that can go wrong will go wrong!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 17 Oct 2008, 02:36 pm
crusierdad76's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: St James Missouri
Posts: 641
Default Re: ?? Noise From The Front :(

that and it is way easier to go Downhill QUICKLY
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
front brake "tock-tock tock" noise! nacnudv8 Wheels, Tires, Suspension 6 12 Jun 2011 07:12 am
front suspension noise RaceWilson Wheels, Tires, Suspension 7 23 Apr 2010 07:12 am
QUESTION: FRONT END NOISE TorontoPT2 Wheels, Tires, Suspension 5 25 Jun 2008 10:55 am
Front end noise rickandsandieu Wheels, Tires, Suspension 2 16 Sep 2007 10:57 pm
Noise in front when making left turn; not right Runkle Wheels, Tires, Suspension 2 12 Feb 2007 01:04 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors