Having problems with your 2002 Pontiac Grand Am ?

Front end some sort of shutter on driverside front.....maybe worn out bushing or tie rod end.?.....only noticable when driving around 50-60 mph and going straight....stops when turning or going around a curve and at slower speeds

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 11-12-2017

Answers :

Check that side c/v joint. If the boot is torn or split, the joint has failed. If it's intact, I'd suspect the hub bearing.
Hub bearing will sometimes feel rough when turned by hand but they are built pretty tough so often they show no sign of failure other than the symptom. Bearings are inexpensive at scrapyards, a bit pricey new and not terribly difficult to replace. Prices of c/v joints aren't terrible either and I generally buy a complete rebuilt unit as it is much faster to replace it that way. Of course, check the tie rod end for excessive play and change it if it has any.To keep alignment close, make sure you count how many turns it takes to remove it and turn it back in exactly the same amount. Haynes and chilton cover both repairs fairly well but if you run into trouble just ask!!
good luck
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