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#1 Old 12-20-2010, 09:12 PM
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Front-end axle noise

so I was driving up in Vermont on a dirt road when i started hearing a rattling going over bumps, I figured it was the road but the noise has continued and worsening over the last week.

My first thought was a rock in the tire, or lodged behind the caliper guard or something but I couldnt find anything

I took it into the shop figuring is is the CV joint, but they said all the bushing and joints look fine. they think it is the right axle bearing, but they want to charge me like 2 hours of labor just to check it (not even sure that's the problem)

The sound is a repeating a "clunk clunk clunk" when my foot is off the gas slowing down in gear. It is louder and more evident at low speeds.

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sorry, its an 05 SE-r 80k miles 6sp manual
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Doesnt really sound like a bad bearing....but not sure what you or they are referring to. Axle bearing/wheel bearing/transmission bearing......??????? Never really heard of a bearing making a "clunk clunk, clunk noise while only going over a bump or something. Other suspension components come to mind however.......





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I said "the shop believes it is the right axle bearing"

I don't think it is suspensions because it is a repeating noise similar in range to the rotating wheel or axle assembly.

It gets worse at slower speeds, 20-30mph
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I was going to try to help, but its not worth my time. Good luck with this.
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I said "the shop believes it is the right axle bearing"

I don't think it is suspensions because it is a repeating noise similar in range to the rotating wheel or axle assembly.

It gets worse at slower speeds, 20-30mph





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I didn't mean to be rude. Thank you for your time.
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check your upper strut mount, mine went bad on my 05 se. just push down on front of car with hood up, and look at strut mount, you will see movement in the center if bad.

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hmm. I tried pushing down, and there is slight movement on either side actually. I did hear a clunk when i pushed down on the front...

the sound got a lot worse in the last few days, and now it is causing pretty bad vibration and wobble at high speeds.

Cars going into a different shop tomorow...
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turned out to be the left front wheel bearing. Had it replaced, problem solved. It went so fast, started as a slight knocking noise, by the end of the week if felt like the front end was falling apart. I am glad I waited the week for the noise to get worse so the problem was easier identified.
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