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Old 09-25-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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that car has done this prettymuch since ive had it but i didnt tihnk much of it, but recently its gotten louder, when i curve right it makes a buzzing/vibrating and sometime it keeps doing it after i straighten out, only form curves not turn, if im turning right at an intersection it dont have enough speed to make the noise, the car has been aligned multipe times so iuno wut it is its starting to concern me tho cuz it feels like it cud be wearing down a tire
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sounds like the drive axles have crap in 'em and need replacing. Once the "smart" people wake up, they might be able to help more.


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maybe a wheel bearing?
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When my dad'* suburban'* wheel bearings failed, they didn't make any noise, the truck just pulled to the right all the time, and you couldn't coast without slowing down fairly fast. However, the wheel bearings could be at fault, I doubt it though.


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try tightening the nuts on your front strut towers. The 87-91 are notorious for this problem, but with ours, it is a squeeky type sound. That might be your problem to!
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Come to think of it, mine has slight suspention noise when going over a rough road. When you talk about the front strut towers, Do you mean the shock towers under the hood with the three bolts, or whatever is under that rubber cover right next to the three bolts?


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Come to think of it, mine has slight suspention noise when going over a rough road. When you talk about the front strut towers, Do you mean the shock towers under the hood with the three bolts, or whatever is under that rubber cover right next to the three bolts?


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A little suspension noise is more likely to be your swaybar endlinks.

For the problem listed in this topic, it sounds more like a climate control blower to me. We saw this two months ago. After a turn, the motor made noise. Try the same maneuvers with the climate control off. Then try it again with a passenger (if the blower trick doesn't work) and all the windows down, and try to narrow down the possibilities.
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My guess is the right front wheel bearing.
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Come to think of it, mine has slight suspention noise when going over a rough road. When you talk about the front strut towers, Do you mean the shock towers under the hood with the three bolts, or whatever is under that rubber cover right next to the three bolts?


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A little suspension noise is more likely to be your swaybar endlinks.

For the problem listed in this topic, it sounds more like a climate control blower to me. We saw this two months ago. After a turn, the motor made noise. Try the same maneuvers with the climate control off. Then try it again with a passenger (if the blower trick doesn't work) and all the windows down, and try to narrow down the possibilities.
its definitely not my climate control cuz i rarely used it all the summer, i tihnk twice, ill just the bearing tho
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when i curve right it makes a buzzing/vibrating and sometime it keeps doing it after i straighten out
Since it only happens when you're turning right, it'* a wheel bearing on the left side. Turning right transfers the weight to the left, agravating the problem. When it'* making noise going straight, weave the car back and forth (where it'* safe, obviously) and pay attention to when it makes noise. If it'* a wheel bearing on the left side, it will make noise when turning right and the noise will go away when turning left.

Another way to check -- set the parking brake, put the car in neutral, and using a floor jack, lift the front end of the car. Gently rest your hand on the coil spring and spin the tire. If it'* the wheel bearing, you'll feel it grinding through the spring.
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