05-21-12, 03:19 PM
I have this thumping noise coming from my drivers side front tire area, it seems like, and sort of feel it under my left foot while driving. I am guessing that it could be my strut, but when I had the Cadillac guys change my oil, they didn't see anything loose under there that could be making this noise.
It's getting louder now and really bothers me, been going on for like 3 months, any one have any clues what this could be? When on bumpy roads, like here in Wisconsin, due to weather, some roads are horrible!,,,,it of course is really bad, but on a smooth road sometimes you cannot hear this noise at all, so this is what leads me to the Strut issue
They are really shocks, and they do go bad, usually you will see them leaking slowly over time before going completely. There are options like below and ebay as well
05-22-12, 11:05 AM
Mine went after 24K miles on my 2007. This is BS. I was still under warranty so they replaced both. Exact same symptoms and sounds as yours is making. They could see mine leaking and i noticed the fluid in the driveway. I'm only at 27K now. If they go again any time soon I will be driving my Escalade through the front wall of the dealership if they don't take care of it.
Cadillac Cust Svc
05-22-12, 12:17 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that, Gismo27! Do you know if your dealership was able to drive your Escalade to attempt to duplicate the noise? If you'd like me to look into this matter further on your behalf, please feel free to email me anytime at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.
Cadillac Customer Service
05-22-12, 11:30 PM
My passenger side shock went out around 75000. I could have sworn it was the driver side based on the sound, but that was not the case. Replace both anyway. Dealer wanted $1,200 to replace both, but found the AC Delco OEM shocks on amazon for about $180 per. Install was simple, however, I did take the coils to a local shop to compress as the springs are quite large and the Auto Zone (rent a tool) manual compression device safety clips did not fit properly so I was a little uncomfortable tackling myself.
06-07-12, 09:06 AM
Do you need alignment after replacing the struts? I just replaced mine, but have not done the alignment, still feel a slight vibration at around 70MPH. I also replaced with OEM (fronts).
06-09-12, 08:08 AM
could be bad sway bar links clunking!!
06-09-12, 08:13 AM
If you have a bad strut, I would replace it with Bilstein from Arnott. Piss on the oem struts, my buddy is on set #2 on a 07.
06-09-12, 01:08 PM
It sounds like your drivers side front body mount bushing. There is a kit to fix it and it feels like a thud under your floor board. Most dealers know about it it is very common especially if you tow.
06-19-12, 11:06 PM
Alignment is absolutely necessary (as well as balancing and rotating the tires for good measure), specially if drive with bad struts for a long time before replacing. I replaced mine with OEM, I will convert the rear when it goes out.