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Old 11-16-2006, 11:46 PM   #21
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THE NOISE IS STILL THERE! Auuuggg!
any substantial wear and tear can and will not be repaired by regreasing, proper greasing before the metal starts to wear away could prevent a badly damaged bearing, but no ammount of grease is going to replace worn metal
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Well theres also the chance that...maybe its something different?
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Well theres also the chance that...maybe its something different?
well, yes of course
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The bearing was in good shape other than needing grease. I have to hit it just right to get the noise. I have to be making a left turn and going over some uneven pavement at the same time.

Everything seems tight. I'm at a loss as to what it could be. These suspensions on our cars are beautifully simple; so then it doesn't leave a whole lot of possibilities. The only thing I can imagine it being is either the hub of the intermediate shaft. I just don't know for sure though.
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I haven't heard a strut, strut bearing, hub, or the intermediate shaft make a sound as you described. All of those would be more of a clunk than a higher pitched clank. About the only thing I can think of in the suspension that would make that kind of noise are the end links, which I assume you've already checked. Perhaps it'* not in the suspension, maybe something more like a loose heat shield over the exhaust or something?
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Any way to get it to happen in a parking lot at slow speeds?

I'm thinking if you could have someone duplicate it with the hood up and possibly get a better idea by standing outside the car.

Some of these issues are maddening as you chase them over a long time.

Hang in.. you'll get it.
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Would a strut mount/bearing from Autozone be as good as from Napa? They have a Gabriel mount at Autozone for $56.99 and the one at Napa is $91.29
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Would a strut mount/bearing from Autozone be as good as from Napa? They have a Gabriel mount at Autozone for $56.99 and the one at Napa is $91.29
Not really. You'll find that much of a markup with NAPA versus AutoZone on alot of things. That'* why I usually go AutoZone.
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