: rattle/vibration while driving



MaesMV6
02-21-08, 02:05 PM
so my problem with my car is this. and no one can figure it out. maybe some of you can. 2001 catera sport

when i drive my car on a nice new smooth road. it drives nicely. when i drive on a little more rough road i can hear a rattle from the front of the car and fell a vibration. i took the car to a shop and they said struts. so i replaced both front struts (not the springs if it matters). and ended up replacing both inner/outer tie rod ends. the car drove a lot smoother, but i can still hear the rattle and got the vibration.

ended up having to go to a front end specialst. he drove the car said he could hear it, but couldn't find it. he looked over the whole front end of the car. said it he didn't know what it was but checked everything and made sure it was all tight and the car was safe to drive

if anyone has any idea's on what else to look at i'd really appreciate it.

cateraowner
02-21-08, 02:59 PM
Control arm bushings would be my next guess

elvin315
02-21-08, 03:30 PM
The anti-swaybar droplinks are a common source of noise over bumps.

Elvin