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I'm getting a really bad grinding sound in my front end when I pull away in my 1987 Chevy Sprint. (not turbo). It's like its grinding with every rotation of the wheel. Someone?

posted by  Devon1299

Ok, here I will go first. WHO KNOWS!!!! From the information provided, I'd first try a palm reader or crystal ball specialist. Good luck...someone?

posted by  cmeseadoin

Type of noise? :banghead:
Specifically when does it occur? :banghead:
What remedial action have you taken already? :banghead:
What conditions cause a variation in the noise? :banghead:
oh and :banghead: ..................

posted by  R34RB30DETTV

I hit the introduction fourm up style :). It's a grinding sound when I turn the wheel while in Reverse or Forward, like CLANK CLANK CLANK CLANK

posted by  Devon1299

Oh that is better.....check the torque on the flang nuts at the base of the rotor plate and make sure they are set to inverse rotation. :cussing:

Have you checked the Constant Velocity joints and brake pads? (this suggestion is a real ONE).... :hi:

posted by  cmeseadoin

You need to add "And when i feel like it" to your signature...! :orglaugh: :thumbs:
Yeah, seriously though.. The CV joints seem to have expired.. :smoke: :mrgreen:

posted by  R34RB30DETTV

Boyyyyy, you so crazy! hehe :hi: :hi:

posted by  cmeseadoin

Don't discount the blatantly obvious, the wheel bearing.

posted by  Kottonmouth

Now think about it some more... :sleep: Then read the below.. :hi:



Thought about it? :doh: :orglaugh:

posted by  R34RB30DETTV

Yeah, lots of people tell me that.. :mrgreen: :screwy: Especially girls.. :hi: :smoke: :orglaugh: :cool2:

posted by  R34RB30DETTV

No I haven't gotten it. Maybe a good way to teach something is by ridiculing?
:evil:

posted by  Devon1299

That wasn't directed at you, it was at Kottonmouth...! :thumbs: I was showing that you later described it as a knocking sound, which would indicate it was the CV joints...! :smoke:

posted by  R34RB30DETTV

okay cool, I've located the CV joint replacement section in my book, and know I can do it. I'm going to do both sides, I'm going to go to the junkyard and pluck them...any tips on installation?

posted by  Devon1299

I'll agree, BUT, it should have been, CLICK,CLANK,CLUNK,CLUNK.
You have to have a starting point.

posted by  lectroid

My car is actually doing the EXACT same thing at the moment, its going into the shop this week. Its the front axels. They're around a hundred bux a peice, right and left ones. Pray and hope that only one of them went bad lol, and on that same note, listen to which side of the car the noise is comming from to determine which one(s) is bad. Also check the bearings as previously suggested, as they may also be bad. Take the car into your mechanic and tell him the axel(s) is bad and to check the bearings.

Good Luck!

posted by  GhettoTaurus

I'll assume you mean Drive shaft when you say axle shall I?

posted by  Cliffy

No, i do beleive it is the axles? Its the mechanicle linkage between the front wheels and the transmission, is that not called the front axle? I thought the driveshaft was the mechanical linkage to the rear wheels (or differencial) from the tranmission, that runs down the center of the car. Or is the driveshaft just any shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels? (whether they be front or rear)? I've always heard it called the front axles.
Educate me! lol

posted by  GhettoTaurus

Ok, here's a Cliffy lesson lol..FR cars have a prop shaft linking the transmission to the rear wheels by way of an axle ie; the Prop shaft joins to the centre of the axle, FWD and Mid or rear engined cars have drive shafts which link the wheels to the transmission as there's no need for a propellor shaft due to the driven wheels being in the same place as the transmission. There, I think that just about covers it :thumbs:

Also, a note to other Brits here, the reason an MOT test will not fail a car on rear CV gaitors being split on RWD cars is because it's deamed a steering componant, and unless split beyond recognition..it aint dangerous..a bit of a pointless fact, but a facy non the less, that also aplies to RWS cars too btw!

posted by  Cliffy

HUH ? Youv'e just confused the hell out of me :doh: Please read your post again. I'm either becoming extremely stupid or drunk, maybe both. Could just be a communication gap :ohcrap:

posted by  lectroid

LOL..Sorry Lectroid, FR is Front engined Rear wheel drive :thumbs: and it's linked from the transmission up front..to the rear wheels..up back lol :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

Yes he is correct. Cliffy is from the other side of the pond so it is just a communications gap. He's knows what he is talking about. A "propeller" shaft is just another term for a drive shaft. Cliffy means that in a vehicle where you have a front mounted engine with the rear wheels doing the driving, you will have a "prop" shaft aka. DRIVE shaft running from the transmission output to the yoke on the differential. In cars where the engine is mounted in the front, yet is FWD, you dont have a prop shaft, instead, you have drive axles from the automatic transaxle to the wheels and they use CV (constant Velocity) joints. This is also the case in rear-engine mounted cars where they are RWD and this system, too, used CV joints on the axles to drive the wheels. The only time you have a "prop" shaft is in vehicles where you have a front mounted engine and rear axle driveline configuration. The shaft is the mechanical connection between the trans and the differential. Make more sence now? :mrgreen:

posted by  cmeseadoin

My only suggestion is that you do not get them from a scrap yard. Those cars have sat out there in the weather, probably have torn and worn boots on the joints and they have probably degraded. Spend the extra few bucks and have some new one pressed on. :thumbs:

posted by  cmeseadoin

Well I told you that and I am not a girl :laughing: Does that make you RRRRRRANDY baby? LOL :hi:

posted by  cmeseadoin

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