front end noise

Asked by May 22, 2010 at 05:45 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 1999 grand am has a front end drivers side rubbing noise. noise increases with speed. wheel bearing has been replaced. tires have been rotated. brakes have been replaced. rotor shields are not rubbing. noise is there when i coast or shut off engine while coasting. car drives good and shifts without surging (automatic) .. any ideas? i am rEALLY stumped here....

4 Answers

65

There could be a couple of problems. Make sure the plastic covers from the wheel well are not rubbing against the tire. Make sure your struts are clearing the back side of the tire. Also another possibility is if you had you wheels balanced, and they used tape weights on the inside of the rim. Make sure the weights are clearing the Break Caliper system. To be sure i would take off that tire and inspect to see if there are any signs of rubbing on any of the components and plastic in the wheel well

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
80

SOUNDS LIKE THE OTHER HUB BEARING IS BAD

19,525

jack the driver side wheel up off the ground, grab the wheel at 3 and 9 o'clock and shake and 12 and 6 and shake, there should be little to no movement. If there is any it's bearing related. Also see if anything is rubbing the CV axle. make sure the boot hasnt slid down and started rubbing either.

My 1994 Grand Am also has a drivers side rubbing noise that increases with speed. The noise was caused by the hubcap was rubbing against the wheel. I removed the hubcap and that solved the problem. It seems that the hubcap was warped.

Your Answer

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,079 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $994.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,830
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,540
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
16 Great Deals out of 2,620 listings starting at $1,450
Used Pontiac Firebird
4 Great Deals out of 779 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
543 Great Deals out of 35,192 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
590 Great Deals out of 36,206 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Malibu
981 Great Deals out of 65,934 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
433 Great Deals out of 30,719 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima
988 Great Deals out of 77,439 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Bonneville
503 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Civic
755 Great Deals out of 69,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Sunfire
298 listings starting at $2,100

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
114 listings starting at $994
2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
279 listings starting at $2,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.