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Old 07-17-2010, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats wrong with my car?

My car has a slight viberation in the steering wheel when i brake but i can barely feel it. And sometime my steering makes a grinding noise in the steering. I Also get a slight thump when i brake sometimes. And also a grinding noise in the front, it does it when i turn get redy to turn or just stop. I have new struts in front and back, had an alignment in the front, brakes and rotors on the front. Its an 04 impala. It also turns left slightly when i run over a big tree hump and bumpy roads. What could it be? Intermediate steering shaft? wheel bearing? sway bars? etc

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Old 07-17-2010, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wheel bearings would be the next item to look at. Especially if they are still original and high mileage.


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Old 07-17-2010, 08:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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X2 on the bearings I had the same problem with my 1998 nmalibu like a week ago all the same syptoms, is the grinding constant but gets worse when turning one direction like only when turning right or left?

Also if you replace one front bearing I would recomend replacing the other at the same time, I changed only one on mine and almost immeadiately the other one went out.

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