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Help - 94 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L


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05-19-03, 08:20 AM   #1  
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Help - 94 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L

When going over a bump a thump like noise would come from the driver side tire. Does not happen on the passenger side. Also, when getting on an on ramp and turning towards the right at around 50 MPH the car would suddenly pull to the right a little more while in the turn. It doesn't do that if getting on a ram that goes to the left.

I just had new tires and a wheel alignment done. Did not correct anything. Put new shocks and struts. Did not fix that either.

When replacing the driver side strut I noticed that the hub moved around very loosely, and the passenger side did not. It sees as if the axle moves in and out of the tranny. I did notice some grease build up around the boot where the axle goes into the transmission.

Ideas anyone?

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05-19-03, 09:11 AM   #2  
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If the boot has a lot of dirt and grease on it chances you have a bad CV axle.

Do you feel play in the bearing? That is possibly bad too.

How are the ball joints?

 
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05-19-03, 09:23 AM   #3  
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The grease was built up on the lower engine support.
There is no play in the bearings and the ball joints seem fine.

 
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05-19-03, 09:26 AM   #4  
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There should be no play in the hub. If there is the bearing is wasted.

 
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05-19-03, 09:48 AM   #5  
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There is no play in the hub.

 
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05-19-03, 01:14 PM   #6  
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So where is the noise coming from??? Click when turning?

 
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05-21-03, 03:30 AM   #7  
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Here is the new scoop. The lower arm ball joint had a tear in it. I have replaced that which has fixed the problem of suddenly turning more when gettin on the on ramp.

There still is a thumping (thud) noise coming from around the driver side tire when going over a bumpy road. Could this have something to do with replacing the strut? Too tight, too loose.

 
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05-21-03, 03:31 AM   #8  
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Also, since replacing the lower arm ball joint (did both sides) the steering wheel is no longer centered. A wheel alignment was just done a month ago when new tires were put on the car. The steering wheel was centered then.

 
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05-21-03, 03:46 AM   #9  
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You need a wheel alignment; and the thumping may be a bad strut mount. They should be changed when doing the struts. Any parts store has them.

 
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