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  • Lester L
    Lester L - 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Steering & Suspension - 3 hours ago
    Can air enter the rack and pinion and power steering lines.
    The rack and pinion on my 2000 chevy silverado 1500 has a slight seepage and power steering pump makes a clicking type noise when turning the steering wheel almost at the end of turning wheel to the left.The pump is rebuilt and was replaced about 3 months ago.And ...
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 - Steering & Suspension - 7/3/2014
    Do I need to replace my inner Tie Rods?
    I may have the terms wrong, so please bear with me. If grease "oozes" from my inner tie rod fittings when squeezing the boot or lubing the fitting, but there is no play, should they be replaced? If so, what is the danger (if any) of delaying this repair? Same ...
    • bear.1216
      7/3/2014 bear.1216
      Grease oozing out of the boot is normal. You should only replace the parts if they are worn out. The parts are designed to allow for excess grease to push its way out of the joint and ooze out around the boot. That also helps clean out the dirt and water which would cause premature wear. If the grease boot is ripped or missing it can be replaced without replacing the entire part. You can also change out the grease fitting if it leaks or is rusted up and wont take grease.
      7/4/2014 Chevy doctor
      Agree with bear1216. Not necessary to replace unless there is play or signs of wear.
      7/4/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt - Steering & Suspension - 7/1/2014
    Why does my car shake at 55 miles per hour in the afternoon and does fine in the morning at 55 miles per hour ?
    i have to slow down to 40 -45 mph . brakes feel like they jerk when applied at anytime .in the morning the shaking doesn"t happen . it ony happened 1 time in the morning but is happening everyday now in the dash lights come on . this started about 1 and a ...
    • CVO
      7/1/2014 CVO
      1. An out-of-balance tire and wheel will typically create a vibration or shake that becomes progressively worse as the vehicle speed increases. The speed at which the vibration first becomes apparent will vary depending on the size and weight of the tires and wheels, the size and weight of the vehicle.
      Move the front wheels to the rear and see if that vibrations travel to the rear.

      2. Brake jerking could be caused by the warped disc rotors.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Malibu - Steering & Suspension - 6/19/2014
    What is causing a loud rrrring sound when I accelerate?
    When I accelerate I hear a loud rrrrrring sound. Like some one is winding up something and it stays steady as I drive and as I slow down the sound slows down. it doesn't change if I have the ac on or off ro if I brake or don't. It's most noticeable when I start ...
    • GT500Knights
      6/19/2014 GT500Knights
      Like a squealing sound? Usually one of the belts. It could also be belt tensioner, bad idler pulley, failing power steering pump, or failing alternator.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Chevrolet Impala - Steering & Suspension - 6/8/2014
    Key stuck in ignition and steering wheel won't lock?
    I know that a wire is broken on the clip that plugs into the solenoid, and I have try to fixed that but there is no way to connect the wire to the clip. so can I order the clip or do I have to try to find a junk yard and clip the wires? A dealer would charge me a ...
    • Chevy doctor
      6/8/2014 Chevy doctor
      Unfortunately the wires break at the terminals in the connector. Usually installing new terminals or buy a connector with leads is the only repair for this concern.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chevrolet Malibu - Steering & Suspension - 6/3/2014
    My coil spring is winding up and popping when I make small turns at low speeds.
    I'm wondering why this is happening and what I need to do to fix it.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Chevrolet Malibu - Steering & Suspension - 6/1/2014
    Why do I have a creaking or tapping noise when I make slow turns?
    My Chevrolet Malibu has 203,000 miles and about 6 weeks ago started making a creaking or tapping noise when I make slow turns. The radio controls on the dash also started acting up and I can no longer adjust radio volume from the dash...only from the steering wheel ...
    • Chevy doctor
      6/1/2014 Chevy doctor
      Could be a really loose tie rod or CV joint going bad in you axle. These vehicles also have lower ball joints that go bad in lower control arms and sometimes intermediate shaft will pop and clunk on turns or over bumps.
  • kgates
    kgates - 2011 Chevrolet Malibu - Steering & Suspension - 5/23/2014
    Tire sizes
    • Jimm
      5/23/2014 Jimm
      Standard tire size = P215 / 55R17
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche - Steering & Suspension - 5/5/2014
    I noticed a height difference between the left and right side of vehicle - Left is 1.5" lower than right
    I measured the distance from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender molding and noticed the left side is 1.5" lower than the right. - Recently (during winter) I took hard left turn and hit a pot hole - it broke the sway-bar link bolt - I replaced both ...
  • jack wolfe jr
    jack wolfe jr - 2010 Chevrolet Traverse - Steering & Suspension - 4/24/2014
    When i,m driving i hear a ratting and knocking sound coming from the right side in the front of the car and it is wear
    the inside of the tires
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    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Malibu - Steering & Suspension - 4/23/2014
    I hear a "shaking" noise. Sounds like it's in the dashboard.
    It just started today. I have 76,000 miles. Happens both warm and cold, worse when I hit a rough patch of road. Only when I am driving. Happens once in a while. No lights on
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt - Steering & Suspension - 4/22/2014
    Unable to shift from park to drive. Forced the gear to drive, then noticed knocking sign under the car.
    115,000/ Just happened yesterday and is always knocking. NO check engine or warning lights on. Guessing it might be suspension or tie rod???
    0 answer
  • Cobalt Owner
    Cobalt Owner - 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt - Steering & Suspension - 4/19/2014
    Why would steering not catch up to tires when making sharp turns?
    This happens when making sharp turns. The steering feels loose and then takes extra effort to catch up to the tires, which want to continue in the original direction of travel.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe - Steering & Suspension - 4/14/2014
    Why is StabilTrak light on?
    Feels like I am driving a monster truck. Says "Service StabilTrak" I read the manual and did what it told me to do but my Tahoe sounds and feels weird when I drive and the light won't go off. I just had throttle assembly replaced a couple weeks ago and all was ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/14/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You cannot fix it, a mechanic has to be the one to at least diagnose it because you need to be able to access the suspension module to read the fault codes and that requires your professional mechanic's $3000 scan tool. Once you know the fault codes then *maybe* a novice can do the repair, but nobody is gonna read the suspension codes cheap and the auto parts stores do not have this scanner.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier - Steering & Suspension - 4/14/2014
    I'm not sure if there is something wrong with my shocks/suspension/ or struts on my car?
    Whenever its cold and the vehicle leans a certain way, the top left tire makes a "klunking" sound.
    • alex
      4/14/2014 alex
      sounds like struts to me.
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