FRONT END NOISES AND
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS Clunk, squeak, click or creak: These noises usually indicate worn shocks, suspension bushings, ball joints or tie rods. These noises can also be accompanied by wander- ing, poor ride quality or vibrations.
Metallic grind or ring: These noises usually are from worn brake components. Look into replacing either your pads, shoes or rotors soon!
Crunching or clicking while turn- ing sharply: Your CV joint has likely gone bad and should be replaced.
Hum: A hum usually indicates the wheel bearing is going bad. This should be checked out by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible.
Screech, squeal or whine: These sounds usually indicate a problem in your power steering system,
Your power steering system is a relatively simple system in your vehicle. It usually consists of the pump, usually driven by a belt on the front of your motor, the rack or steering gear, tie rods to connect the rack or steering gear to the knuckles where your wheels are attached, and hoses or hard lines to connect the pump to the gear
or rack. Over time, some of the seals that contain the power steering fluid can wear down from normal use and cause small leaks. As the power steering fluid leaks out, your power steering pump can start to whine when you turn the steering wheel, letting you know it’s low on fluid. To quickly stop any leaks in your power steering system, use BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak. You don’t need to spend the time crawling around under your car or in the engine bay with a flashlight trying to determine where your leak may be. Simply add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to your power steering fluid reservoir and top it off with the recommended power steer- ing fluid. The leak will be sealed as you drive! BlueDevil’s unique formula will soften and expand the seals in your power steering system, stopping your leak, guar- anteed. With your leak stopped, your power steering system will work like normal again, leaving you with a quiet ride.
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