one person said it is the struts, another said it is the hub..I don't want to take it in fora repair unless I'm sure of the problem. Car has @ 66k miles.
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2004 Chevrolet Cavalier Question: The front end passenger side is making a grinding/thumping noise..brakes are new
goodguy February 14, 2014, 04:32Master
I am just guessing but if it is making a grinding noise it could be a hub and bearing assembly
Answer #2pushrod February 14, 2014, 04:47Master
Take it in for an inspection and estimate on the repair. Most shops will do this at no charge. Post those results here for more info or use the estimator at the top of this page. We can only guess at the csuse of your noise and that really does no good!
Replylisapericak, February 14, 2014, 08:30Rookie
"We can only guess at the csuse of your noise "
Isn't that the point of this page? To post the problem and get an general idea on the cause before going to the mechanic?
Replypushrod, February 14, 2014, 09:34Master
Usually!!!!!!!! You don't spell any better than i do!
Replylisapericak, February 14, 2014, 15:59Rookie
ummmm.. I was QUOTING YOU!
Replypushrod, February 14, 2014, 16:08Master
Well duh, i know!!!
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (13943 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper February 14, 2014, 06:25Master
is the grinding all the time or only when appling brakes?
Replylisapericak, February 14, 2014, 08:33Rookie
All the time. I thought maybe it was the snow build up - which was PART of the problem - but I removed the snow and while the noise has minimized, the thumping is still there - especially when I hit a pothole. Trying to avoid potholes in winter is like driving a through an obstacle course.
Replygoodguy, February 14, 2014, 12:46Master
im sorry but my crystal ball is in the shop
Replypushrod, February 14, 2014, 12:55Master
Replylisapericak, February 14, 2014, 16:02Rookie
Wow! According to this site,"Who Are the RepairPal Experts That Answer Questions?
"We have ASE Certified Master Technicians who have worked for dealerships and independent shops, and have won awards for their customer service and expertise. They have been Volvo and GM Master Technicians and one of them holds an Advanced California Smog Check License. Our lead parts expert owned his own body shop for 15 years and has purchased two NAPA Auto Parts stores. He has been building and showing muscle cars for 25 years and is also a California Licensed General Contractor."
hmmmm CERTIFIED MASTER TECHNICIANS? yeah, right... all you know how to is refer posters to other mechanics. What a waste!
Replypushrod, February 14, 2014, 16:06Master
Refer 'some' posters to other mechanics!!!