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Old 07-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Another problem with my 96 Oldsmobile Achieva. I here recently replaced all of the mounts in the car hoping that was making my clunking noise I have been hearing but it is still there, but I am glad I did replace all of the mounts because all the mounts were is sad shape anyways. So would the clunking noise be my transmission shifting when I go to speed up or could it be maybe be bad sway bar bushings. On my Delta 88 I had before I bought this the clunking noise it had was bad sway bar bushing but I don't really see any problems with the bushings on my Achieva, they are a little on the soft side but I don't see and abnormal wear on them along with I don't see daylight threw them like I did on my Delta 88. Also the light roaring noise sounds like it is coming from the passenger side, I hear it all the time with I am driving and turning but it goes away when I come to a stop. Is there any way to check if it may be a hub bearing going bad, if so how long will it last before it gets to bad and make it to dangerous to drive. Any and all advice will be helpful. Thanks.
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Also I almost forgot this but the noise get a little bit louder when you turn to the passenger side.
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You've got me on the clunking noise. You've replaced the mounts; that'* the likely culprit. Can you get this noise on video?


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Also the light roaring noise sounds like it is coming from the passenger side, I hear it all the time with I am driving and turning but it goes away when I come to a stop. Is there any way to check if it may be a hub bearing going bad, if so how long will it last before it gets to bad and make it to dangerous to drive. Any and all advice will be helpful. Thanks.
It could be a bad CV joint (axle) if there'* a clicking sound along with this, but I'm going to put my money on the hub assembly.

The standard GM Forum test for this is to jack up that side of the car and get the tire at least an inch or two off the ground. (Be safe: chock your opposite rear wheel, use a jackstand if you have one, apply the parking brake, all that good stuff.) Now, grab the tire, and shake it in all directions. If your wheel moves side-to-side, it'* a bad hub or a bad tie rod end. If your wheel moves up and down, it'* a bad hub or a bad ball joint. Ideally, there should be no or very little movement.

If the car is in neutral instead of park, you can also try rotating the wheel by hand to see if you can hear or feel the noise.
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tires make the same noise if not rotated as the bearings so if above test is fine rotate the tires and see if the noise moves. if there is no movement in the bearing it can still be bad just isnt bad enough yet to move. usually they make a bunch racket for a while before they start to move.
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Is the roaring sound more pronounced when you turn left?
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The noise stays the same when I turn to the left, a light roaring noise but when I turn to the passenger side it is a little bit louder. I have a few thing I need to due so I will work on getting the noise I am hearing captures on my phone and upload it for yall to get a better understanding of what I am talking about.
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Usually when a bearing fails the noise will increase when turning the opposite direction due to the higher lateral load. Turning right puts a higher load on the driver side bearing. Sounds like yours is doing the opposite which is an indication it is something other than a bearing. Just an indication though, not a certainty.
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Well the tires are brand new all the way around so I don't think that could be my problem. I am planing on checking the front and rear hubs before I go to work. Also the clunking noise I have pin pointed to the driver side of the car. I found something wrong with a bushing on that side and it is allowing something to move when I go to speed up. I just don't know hat the bushing is called right off. I need to read the maintenance manual I have on the car.
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You can post pictures and we can help identify components if you want.
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The bushing that I was talking about are the sway bar bushing. I did a more in depth inspection of them and found that they need to be replaced. The driver side is the worse out of the two but you can't buy one at a time, you get a box of two when it come to those bushings. I found that I can force the sway bar forward or force it up and I can get a small glimpse of daylight threw them so I am gonna replace them, Also I had something come up so I will half to wait till tomorrow to check my hubs for any movement on them. But I will let yall know if I find anything out it I due have a bad one.
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