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Old 10-17-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default car sounds like it has a flat/dragging but tires are fine

i tried searching but serach it out right now says "please try again later"


when driving home i got off the freeway i had my windows open and noticed the car sounded like it had a flat so i get home and i look at all the tires and nothing is flat what could this noise be?
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body parts or something might be dragging, check your wheel well covers
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Old 10-17-2004, 10:57 AM   #3
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Wheel bearings. They are probally going bad. Make sure the 32mm axle bolt is tight as well (the gold one you see when the little lug-nut cover is off. assuming you have 90+ Si wheels).

Could also be an impact break. Inspect your tires for a "bubble." That is an impact break and can cause the noise along with making the car pull to one side depending on bad it is.
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Old 10-17-2004, 11:02 AM   #4
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sigh i was hoping its not wheel bearings :/ i changed my lug stud at work and just pounded it out/used a impact gun on it that prolly fucked the wheel bearing up


i dont know i hope its the tires cuase it just happen all of a sudden as soon as i got off the freeway about a mile or two away from my house i could here it, wheel bearings are a bitch :/ good thing i work at a delaership we should have a press to press it out and such but iono if we have all the tools cuase its a Gm dealership
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Old 10-17-2004, 11:27 AM   #5
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alright just drove it when i was next to a barrier u could here this silght kidna sounds like a nail in the tire but real loud, no flat sound yet, then decided to drive it around more and then all of a sudden bam the LOUD dragging sound comes on, so i drive real slow its still real loud , i come to a turn i pull a uturn to go to my house and the noise dissapers :/ is this the sign of a wheel bearing? or something else?, jeez i wish search was back !~!!!!!
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Old 10-17-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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Wheel bearings. They are probally going bad. Make sure the 32mm axle bolt is tight as well (the gold one you see when the little lug-nut cover is off. assuming you have 90+ Si wheels).

Could also be an impact break. Inspect your tires for a "bubble." That is an impact break and can cause the noise along with making the car pull to one side depending on bad it is.
ya, what he said!
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uh ok
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alright just drove it when i was next to a barrier u could here this silght kidna sounds like a nail in the tire but real loud, no flat sound yet, then decided to drive it around more and then all of a sudden bam the LOUD dragging sound comes on, so i drive real slow its still real loud , i come to a turn i pull a uturn to go to my house and the noise dissapers :/ is this the sign of a wheel bearing? or something else?, jeez i wish search was back !~!!!!!

sigh i wish search was working wtf is up with the damn search ugh
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is there anyway to check the wheel bearing/test it?
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jack up the car, when the wheels no longer touch make sure the parking brake is off and wiggle the wheels back/forth then up/down. if it has play in any wheel, then your bearing is dying.
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stupid question but i dont remember do the rear wheels have wheel bearings?
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yes they all do
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Old 10-17-2004, 12:31 PM   #13
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what would be the cause of the flat tire/dragging noise to go away? its wierd cuase when i drove it earlier it just started making the loud noise again then when i pulled a uturn to go back to my house it went away :/
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