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Old 07 Dec 2009, 11:34 pm
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Default 2005 PT with thud/ vibrating from wheels

My 2005 Base model non turbo sedan has a weird rapid thudding feeling when I drive it above 45 mph. I think it may be from the front passenger wheel area. Has anyone encountered this before? Is this a novice DIY kind of a fix? Any help would be welcomed. Thanks.
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Old 08 Dec 2009, 07:56 am
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Welcome.
First hunch would be a tire. Swap tire F/R and see if it does anything.
Next would be the universals in the driveshaft. Drive car on ramps and see if the rubber boots are torn...
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Thanks for the advice I'll have to check that out when the rain quits here.
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I took it in for tires earlier this week and the mechanic said it was both front hub bearings, and a bad bushing in the control arm. It cost over $500 including labor and balencing but it drives good as new now. Thanks for the input. Happy New Year.
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I took it in for tires earlier this week and the mechanic said it was both front hub bearings, and a bad bushing in the control arm. It cost over $500 including labor and balencing but it drives good as new now. Thanks for the input. Happy New Year.
Good on ya! And good on the repair shop. Based on the prices I see kicked around here, that was a pretty good deal for you.


How was the corn crop this year? All my farm cousins in the Bellefontaine area tell me that the Urbana area soils make corn growing a dream.
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It was around $530 plus alignment.


I don't know how the yields were but the fields always looked good when I whent for a drive.
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I always remember riding up from Springfield with my mother driving a Nash, me in the back seat, on the way to West Liberty or Bellefontaine. We'd sometimes stop for ice cream in Urbana. It was not the cushy drive then that it is now. In my mind I can still smell the corn growing.
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