Noisy and small vibration in the front wheels while driving

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Asked by Aug 26, 2013 at 07:56 PM about the 2001 Mazda Tribute DX V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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have someone put this thing in the air and check the free play and "grindiness" and easy of resistance free travel...alignment of the front end...ball joints...control bushings~ bad bearing most likely...might be a bad driveshaft~

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I think its cv's but hoping bearings how do i tell the diff. The wheel feel tight

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I too would say bad bearing.

inspect and you will know~

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Some of the cars do noise when there's low tire pressure. Balance might be also an option. I had that situation in BMW 650 and did everything checked everything and couldn't find anything. The car had new tires but low profile and must have hit some pot hole causing flat spot on tire and that was it small vibrations caused by flat spot. BMW couldn't find the reason for that had to do on my own changed tires and again had the pleasure from driving

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the Axle or CV joint would issue a flop flop and a crunch on acceleration...yes would put it out of balance depending on it's degree of decreptitude, the rubber would go to hell and would start leaking the poisonous grease everywhere...and would start sounding like a helicopter....then you'd know to get a set of rebuilt axles which include CV joints and new boots too~

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