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What makes a constant grinding noise while driving on the drivers side coming from up past the CV joint on a 99 Alero?

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2015-07-17 17:55:24
2015-07-17 17:55:24

check for worn out brakes

check the wheel bearing - if it's a constant grinding noise, it is probably the bearing. New ones cost around $100 or so from an auto parts store. You can change it yourself if you have some skill, and you can actually do the change without removing the whole spindle assembly - the bearing is attached to the spindle by 3 bolts on the engine side of the spindle. Remember to take off the axle nut first, so that the bearing can just slide off of it. And also remember to disconnect the ABS sensor - and reconnect it when done.

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Its hard to say... do u know where the noise is coming from?

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depends on where the grinding id coming from

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It depends on where the grinding noise is coming from. Most of the time the grinding is coming from the brakes and the brake pads need to be replaced. If they've been grinding for a while, the rotors will need to be resurfaced or replaced. Other possibilities for grinding are worn axle bearings, or a problem with the clutch. If the clutch goes out, there will be a grinding noise when you try to shift gears.

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sounds like the brake pads in front or back are worn out, if so need to change them before driving.


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