: Front end work 2000 Catera



2000ForrestGrnCatty
10-21-06, 04:54 PM
I just had outer and inner tie rod ends replaced on my car which has 76,000
miles. I took it in for a alignment afterwards, and it is a lot tighter than it was before. However, when I ride over manholes covers and other road inperfections, I hear noise from the front like somethings still loose. Anyone
have any idea what this could be? Thx for the replies.

Warez
10-21-06, 06:12 PM
Sounds like the sway bar end links. Check them by making sure that the car is level so the sway bar in unloaded, then check for play when you move them up and down with your hand.

From the dealer they are ridiculously expensive, I bought them both from eBaymotors.de for ~$35 including shipping.

wamanning
10-22-06, 06:27 PM
IHowever, when I ride over manholes covers and other road inperfections, I hear noise from the front like somethings still loose.


and one of the prob is just what you describe, along with my mild tramlining issue. i'm having them inspect the front-end and suspension, and i'll be sure to specifically mention the sway bar end links as warez mentions.