I just bought an 02' Buick Century Custom, its a great car except for the fact that when driving it sounds like there are crickets in the two front wheels. I brought it to the shop and they said it was a brake problem so they replaced brakes and rotors. Got in the car and it continued so I brought it back and they said it was now because the brakes were new... ive owned many cars and I know its not the brakes!!! what could it be??? cv boot?? I'm at a loss I hate body noise on my cars and can't figure this one out. please help.
chirping in the front end while driving?? on 2002 Buick Century
by justin993081 in Manchester, CT on June 28, 2012
ANSWER by helpfull4u on June 28, 2012
I believe your car is front wheel drive. Have you had anyone look at your front drive axles while they were doing the brakes? If the boots on the axles get cut, they will go dry, dust will get inside and then start chirping or loud grinding. In any case, it is not normal to have that noise. If that noise was there before and after, obviously that wasn't the problem. Find another shop to deal with. Goodluck.