My 1996 pontiac bonneville makes a rattling noise when i drive, the rougher the road the worse it sounds. Sounds like its coming from the front passenger wheel.

Jilly Ryan

Asked by Mar 08, 2015 at 03:28 AM about the 1996 Pontiac Bonneville

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Could this be a bad strut? How do i
know for sure? Autozones
troubleshooting keeps suggesting tie
rod ends, could this be?

2 Answers


It could be a strut. But it could also be a lot of other things as well. Such as a loose heat shield for the catalytic converter. Or even cheap gas causing the engine to ping. Where is the rattling sound coming from? HTH. -Jim

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When my 76 Astre had a similar noise, it turned out to be a shock. So I agree with J. I was able to isolate the sound by laying on the ground and pushing the car up and down til I found the source of the noise. Good luck.

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