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2001 Kia Spectra Question: squeals and other noises

 

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kia01spectraEKW, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, New Castle, DE, January 09, 2011, 19:50
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My car makes what sounds like a crunching or grinding sound when I turn the wheel I think it may be the cv joints I also hear a squealing sound when I start it and on and off when I m driving sometimes when I just lightly try to speed up It also squeals a little when I go to turn sometimes If I start to drive 60 65 mph the car starts to shake Any ideas

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    January 09, 2011, 20:06
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    The crunching noise turning the wheel - is it even when you sit still, or only when driving?

    CV joints, when dry and contaminated, typically make a clicking or clatter noise only on turns while you drive. The boots would be torn or damaged as well, typically.

    Crunching and grinding in the front end could be wheel bearing noise, or if it's not continuous could be any of the front steering or suspension components. A good front end shake down for looseness would be smart to perform.

    Squealing - a belt is noisy and/or a pulley bearing is worn causing extra drag. Check all your pulleys and the condition of your belt.

    The shaking at 60-65 mph - could be engine performance, could be as simple as wheel balancing if it's rhythmic and you see your steering wheel shaking too.. If the vibration happens only braking, then it could be brake rotors out of round.

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