: Tire noise



usc2005
10-31-07, 05:49 PM
Hey everyone, whenever i drive over a bump it sounds like a rattling or rumbling. I heard everything from ball bearings, to sway bar. Can anyone shed any light on what that noise is. I got new tires and got the alighnment done this past weekend, but i still hear that rattling/rumbling noise. Help anyone...maybe new suspension?

Resilient
11-01-07, 01:01 PM
rattling or rumbling ?

does it sound more like a knocking (ka-clunk, ka-clunk) noise over bumbs?

That could be tie rods ends (inner or outer) stabalizer link... and even strut top plate.

usc2005
11-01-07, 02:20 PM
***UPDATE*** Resilient--Yes it is more of a knocking like you said. So what should i have them check for at the shop?

Resilient
11-02-07, 01:09 PM
Steering components: tie rod ends (inner, outer, stabilizer link etc)... is the first thing I would have them look at.

Click below

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getLocator&siteid=396&chapter=DP1MX0&appSectionid=21&groupid=10054&subgroupid=60846&make=5&model=Catera&year=1998&catalogid=1

Then once there click on View Illustration...

PS: for all, this is a good site for parts and information....