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Old 02-23-2012, 08:48   #1 (permalink)
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Humming noise?

This noise on the driver side of the car happens occasionally. Its not constant and i cannot get it to happen on command. when i start it up, and put it in reverse or drive, and start to let off the brakes and turn the wheel it makes a humming noise, you can hear it in the car and outside. Its not causing any problems yet. and my power steering pump is on the passenger side correct? also when i turn the steering wheel all the way left or right, it seems to over extend and the wheels look like they will fall over sideways. There is negative cam wear (inside of tires) and the control arm bushing dont look pretty. and my tie rod ends look bad. but what would cause this? i have a feeling that if im going fast enough and turn, it will buckle the tires.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:03   #2 (permalink)
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I'd take it to an alignment shop for a checkup.
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^ x2 As suggested by Bert .But if " the control arm bushing dont look pretty. and my tie rod ends look bad " get them checked out first and fixed , otherwise if worn you will be wasting your money getting it aligned in that condition .
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thats the problem, i took it to a shop and they alligned it, and i did the alternator two days ago and i noticed it. So do i go to a different shop? i know they dont sell bushings, just the arm, so i might wait til i can do the arms and outers myself and get it aligned once. i dont even move the car and it hums, sometimes on the highway or on the road it will come in for like one or two seconds then go away again. I cannot get this sound to be re created either.
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If it's doing it when the car is not moving , nothing to do with susp wear or alignment .If it started since you fitted the alternator might be the belt wrongly adjusted / tightened .
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This was happening before the alternator went out
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I was going by " and i did the alternator two days ago and i noticed it. " and must have misunderstood what you meant re. noise .
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I meant i noticed the cam wear and the bushings were shot, sorry for not being specific. I am pretty sure the timing chain is on the opposite side of the serpentie belt. Maybe its something to do with that? The timing is still perfect, and does not misfire or stall.
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