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Old 11-29-2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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Okay driving home from work last night for some reason i didnt have any music playing.. think i had a phone call and just didnt unpause it the rest of the way but it was a good thing i did.... I noticed a thumping sound coming from the driver side wheel the faster i would go it would thump same when going slower it would thump slower... I dont know much about that area of the infact I dont know much about cars at all... so i need your guys advice and what i should check/do so I can get it fixed if its anything important to fix.... Thanks in advance Nick
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Do you feel it at the same time you hear it?
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Yes i can feel it. its like am driving on a road with alot of little bumps
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How do your front tires look? Are there any blemishes?
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they look fine to me... they were brand new (thats what the dealer said) when i bought the car in nov. of 05 so its only been a little over a year...
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I'd pull off the wheel that the sound is coming from (Sounds like the drivers front) and start seeing what is making the thump. Brake assemply MIGHT be loose; but it is evident that something is broken.
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Sounds similar to a broken belt or issue with the tire.
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I'd pull off the wheel that the sound is coming from (Sounds like the drivers front) and start seeing what is making the thump. Brake assemply MIGHT be loose; but it is evident that something is broken.
Iwill do that...right now I'm in class and I have work right after class... You guys think it oculd wait till this weekend when i have time to do this or is it very important that I should check it when i get the exrta 30 mins or so?
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I'd pull off the wheel that the sound is coming from (Sounds like the drivers front) and start seeing what is making the thump. Brake assemply MIGHT be loose; but it is evident that something is broken.
Iwill do that...right now I'm in class and I have work right after class... You guys think it oculd wait till this weekend when i have time to do this or is it very important that I should check it when i get the exrta 30 mins or so?
More that you drive the car the more potential damage you will do, probably making the issue worse. Make time to look at it ASAP
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Tire, rotor, bent rim (I doubt it though), loose wheel?
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