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Old 11-06-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
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OK now I assume my front left wheel bearing is gone bad. I already posted about this awhile back. When I accelerate I get a small thump as soon as I hit the peddal. Is this bearing related? ALso I am puzzled cause my front end is still solid and doen't clunk thump or anything while turning. Wouldn't a bad bearing have something like that. All I have is a bad vibration, and of course, a thump when I accelerate. I was thinking the possibility that I have a bad CV and not a bearing? ( Note I am replacing Both bearings and CV for the Hell of it in Feb with my tax return) Whats your take on this?
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Might also be a brake that isn't bolted down right, and is just moving around when you move/stop.... Check those, you'll need a huge allen wrench.
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Sounds exactly like my bad struts. Jack the car up until both front wheels are off the ground. Grasp the each tire at 12 o-clock and 6 o-clock, and rock it in and out, top and bottom. Do you feel any play? Get under the car and try that with your CV shafts, also.

My struts very nearly caused me to change hubs unnecessarily. If in doubt, seek a professional opinion.
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My bets on the CVs. I had a cv gone bad in my daytona that when it thumped the steering wheel jerked. But the boots are all in tact. No holes. I dont think its the engine mount cause when the engine runs, for the most part, you cant feel it. I will check them anyway. Garsh I feel my list growing of things to get. I might just get 2 stuts too when I do the rest.
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