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Old 08-14-2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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Well mostly when turning left. I did a couple circles in the parking lot and only heard it going left. Can't hear it when sitting still and turning the wheel either direction. I did hear it once after crossing some RR tracks. This is a crisp clear chirp. New brakes, turned rotors this spring.

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A constant chirp or a one time when you turn the wheel chirp?
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Constant while turning
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sounds like the left strut bearing.
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Is it the tire? Or does it sound like something mechanical? My tires will squeal sometimes while turning left. Even slowly.
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No not a tire squel. Mechanical chirping.

What does it take to change a strut bearing?
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No not a tire squel. Mechanical chirping.

What does it take to change a strut bearing?
Same process as changing a strut. You have to compress the spring so you can replace bearing. it is on top the the strut assembly and wouldn't be a bad idea to replace all 3 pieces on top. should be about $50 a strut for the whole bearing kit. you should be able to do it on the vehicle, you would just need the small spring compressor tool, remove the strut tower brace, take off the 3 nuts from the top of the strut, lift left side of vehicle, allow left tire assembly to fall till the top of the strut comes out of the strut tower.

some people say you can oil/grease it from the top of the strut tower. I don't know if that would work. If you look at the bearing kit, it'* hard to see how you can grease it without drilling holes.
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Typical strut bearing wouldn't make a constant noise.

I'm wondering about wheel bearing.
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Typical strut bearing wouldn't make a constant noise.

I'm wondering about wheel bearing.
I think he'* referring to a constant chirp, chirp - chirp - chirp, not chirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp. this chirp also equates to little bumps you hit as you are turning left.

Tracy heard mine, when she did she looked at me with a frightened look. I smiled and said strut bearing, don't worry about it. MIne went away magically on the sometime during wcbf. I'm wondering if all the hard driving (mountain corners and drag racing) caused the bearing to shift. But as of now, they are silent even in all the places that caused them to squeek in the past.
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This is one of those that is tough to diagnose w/o being there.

I haven't seen that type of failure before.. guess anything is possible.

anyone local enough to look this one over?
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