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?
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?
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: ..................
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
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:
You need to add "And when i feel like it" to your signature...! :orglaugh:
Yeah, seriously though.. The CV joints seem to have expired.. :smoke: :mrgreen:
Boyyyyy, you so crazy! hehe :hi: :hi:
Don't discount the blatantly obvious, the wheel bearing.
Now think about it some more... :sleep: Then read the below.. :hi:
Thought about it? :doh: :orglaugh:
Yeah, lots of people tell me that.. :mrgreen: :screwy: Especially girls.. :hi: :smoke: :orglaugh: :cool2:
No I haven't gotten it. Maybe a good way to teach something is by
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:
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?
I'll agree, BUT, it should have been, CLICK,CLANK,CLUNK,CLUNK.
You have to have a starting point.
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.
I'll assume you mean Drive shaft when you say axle shall I?
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
Educate me! lol
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!
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:
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:
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:
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:
Well I told you that and I am not a girl :laughing: Does that make you RRRRRRANDY baby? LOL :hi: