Wheel Noise


Old 12-14-03, 08:42 PM
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Wheel Noise

My 98 Grand Am is making a rubbing sound from what seems to be the front drivers side. When going very slow, I can tell when the wheel has taken a full rotation because of the rubbing sound. It also will make the car vibrate at higher speeds. What might my problem be?
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Old 12-14-03, 10:40 PM
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It could be normal
A lot of vehicles, in the manual, will state: do not fully turn the steering wheel for more than X amount of time
This is very common
Most vehicles steering systems are not meant to be at "full lock" for more than a few seconds
It also could be a plastic fender well that has dropped out of place and is rubbing the tire
Take a look and compare the left and right sides
If possible raise the front end (jack stands) and have someone turn the steering wheel (spin the wheels if ness.) and observe
If you are having this problem at high speeds you either have a plastic "shield" part that is loose,mis-aligned, or you need a sportier car...lol
Alot of front suspension failures would be noticed with the front end up and "wiggling" the tire/wheel (floppy = bad)
(This assumes you haven't deviated from the stock size wheel/tire)
Take a look, and let us know what you find
Old 12-15-03, 04:17 AM
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Most likely a tire or brake problem. You are going to have to get the car in the air and take the wheel(s) off. When was the last time you had brake work or tires rotated?
Dust shields arent going to make the car vibrate.
Hope this is helpful to ya,
Old 12-15-03, 08:31 AM
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Agree with Billy, move that tire to the rear and try it. Also check the cv joint, caliper and rotor on that side.
Old 12-15-03, 02:30 PM
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Listen to Billy.
Remove the wheel and put a couple of lugnuts back on to hold the rotor tight and put the car in drive and listen for the noise.
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What brand of tires to have on that wheel?

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