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Old 02-22-2005, 09:02 AM   #11
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My car used to pull right after I made a turn. The upper strut bearing would clunk and get stuck putting torque on the spring and causing the car to pull.
This is a possibility if its not the CV. Did they put in new strut bearings or re-use the old ones?
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I did the struts myself. I changed everything. It really isnt a pull, Its more of a tugging. It will drive strait then when i go to slow down it will start to tug to the right. Somtimes when i am going fast as well. And i can hear it clunk and like a granding noise if i turn hard that direction.
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I did the struts myself. I changed everything. It really isnt a pull, Its more of a tugging. It will drive strait then when i go to slow down it will start to tug to the right. Somtimes when i am going fast as well. And i can hear it clunk and like a granding noise if i turn hard that direction.
What you're describing sounds like a CV Joint issue. The clunking while turning is a dead give-away.
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okay thanks. i wonder why belle tire is so stupid, they havnt even sugested that and ive seriously took it back to them 5 times....difficult? expensive?
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okay thanks. i wonder why belle tire is so stupid, they havnt even sugested that and ive seriously took it back to them 5 times....difficult? expensive?
PM me. I use an awesome shop out in Swartz Creek that knows their stuff and is well priced. They can surely diagnose it accurately and treat you fairly.
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There will be a black rubber boot on your axle at a joint. Check it to see if it'* still there and in one piece. If it'* torn or missing, you may need to replace the joint, minimum lube it up.
IF it'* not too late, Jason'* relube idea ain't bad. They do sell a CV Joint repair kit. It comes with a replacement boot and some grease. Definitely not a permanent fix, but it could potentially allow you to save up for the full several hundred dollar job...
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Is this a common problem that every car will have sooner or later? Also how much, and how difficult to do yourself?
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I do it myself but wouldn't recommend it unless you have a 15 ft. wrecking bar and
are experienced in prying apart ball joints.
Were the upper strut bearings lubed when you put them on.
You could try lubing them first.
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You might also want to check the hub bearing, it'* well known GM has hod problems with those for years. :( :(
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