Front left tire sqeaking/whistling

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Front left tire sqeaking/whistling

Postby UNIT 6639 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:10 pm

2004 Altima: My front drivers side wheel is sqeaking when I mkae left turns or step on the break. I know the alignment is off and the car pulls to the left.

But I cant understand why its making this noise. I took my rims off and put the factory wheels back on and this is when I noticed this noise.

I guess it could be the rotors need resurfacing/replacement. Anybody got opinions?
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Postby Ezekiel81923 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:21 pm

bearings?
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Postby KU40 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:24 pm

the stockies steel with hubcaps?
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Postby UNIT 6639 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:48 am

Yea, they are the stock wheels with the plastic caps. I think the sound has went away but I am still hearing/feeling a low thump from that wheel.

I think I need to look under there and see if something is stuck up under there. I doubt it, and if something is broke I have no clue what to look for.
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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:50 am

If it clicks, mainly when you are turning, it sounds like a wheel bearing to me. If it is thumping when you drive, check for rocks in the tire, or for something that got wrapped around the axle.
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Postby Ezekiel81923 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:48 am

a whistle that gets louder as you accelerate is probably a bearing also...
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Postby jlaine » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:39 pm

X-OvrDistortion wrote:If it clicks, mainly when you are turning, it sounds like a wheel bearing to me. If it is thumping when you drive, check for rocks in the tire, or for something that got wrapped around the axle.


He said it's squeaking though, and during breaking...

I'd personally check for break wear, do altimas use the sound strips for break pad wear notification?

Seems a little early for an '04 to need it already, but if you're doing a lot of stop and go it's possible I suppose.
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Postby KU40 » Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:39 pm

i asked about the hubcaps because sometimes hubcaps squeak. but with the extra info given it doesn't sound like that's happening. best thing to do is drive real slow and have somebody stand outside of your car right next to the wheel and see if they can find out where it's coming from.
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Postby Kay Ot Tek » Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:43 pm

I'm just surprised none of you mentioned to check the U Joints. I had the same problem.
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Postby jlaine » Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:29 pm

Kay Ot Tek wrote:I'm just surprised none of you mentioned to check the U Joints. I had the same problem.


Seems odd to have that so soon though, it's an '04 - figure if he damaged them somehow that the 'symptoms' would be more severe - since I wouldn't think they'd be worn out already - plus that really doesn't sound like a bad U joint.
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