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Old 10-25-02, 11:07 AM
jmcgee
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Unhappy thumping...

I have a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L and I can hear a thumping noise when I turn the steering wheel. It sounds louder when I apply the brakes and it's most noticeable when I'm parking. I took it to get it checked and they looked at the brakes but said the brakes were fine. Do you have any idea what it could be?

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Old 10-25-02, 06:25 PM
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2000 vehicle. Should be covered by the GM warranty...let them handle it.
 
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Old 10-26-02, 03:36 PM
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Take it back to the dealership as it should be under warranty and tell them everything you put in your post. I think by what you described you have something loose in the front suspension or steering system (ball joint, tie rod, sway bar link or bushing, etc). Good luck
 
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Old 10-27-02, 06:47 AM
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Sounds like it needs the intermediate shaft lubed. Seen a lot of these. There is a bulletin for this complaint. Dealer has the bulletin and the kit. Should be covered under warranty if under mileage.
 
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Old 10-28-02, 04:17 PM
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Unfortunately it's not under warranty anymore. I've got 45,000 miles on it. Would the dealership still take care of it since there is a bulletin on it?
 
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Old 10-29-02, 04:01 AM
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They might as you are not that far over the mileage.

Give it a shot. If you get trouble at the dealer level, get on the blower to GM's 1-800 line and make a little noise.
 
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Old 10-30-02, 07:42 AM
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Definitely suspension or braking related, but let the warranty cover it. Get a rental vehicle and beat that while your car gets fixed.
 
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Old 12-16-02, 11:27 AM
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I got it into the dealer I bought it from which was a Ford Dealer. They said it's ABS problems and that it needs to go to a Pontiac dealership for the proper machinery. Anybody have ideas what it could be with the ABS before I take it to Pontiac and they start charging?
 
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Old 12-16-02, 11:31 AM
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There have been some suggestions given here....I would investigate those first.

Check alldata.com for any bulletins/symptoms that match your problem. Approach the dealer with those highlighted on your printout.
 
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