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Old 02-03-2005, 04:55 PM
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Moaning and Groaning

Does any one have any idea where I should start looking? After I drive my car for a few minutes it makes a moaning or groaning sound primarily going over slow road changes like in and out of a driveway. I would assume it's a bushing somewhere but I can't tell if its from the front or back. It does seem to be on the passanger side.
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:02 PM
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yeesh, that's not a lot of info. a struggling power steering pump will moan and groan to my ears... check the fluid. It will be different when turning the wheel- but some cars make a noise when steering anyway. It could be a carrier bearing for the driveshaft- they commonly hum/whine when on the outs.
hope it's not the flexdisks... look out!

your description sounds like you think it might be suspension related? is it more of a creaking sound? moaning/groaning to my ear is more of a sustained sound... but maybe that's for the open discussion forum....

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Old 02-03-2005, 06:11 PM
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Thumbs up sounds like

guide rod bushing. Does it come from the right front wheel area? Mine did and thats what it was. Good luck. Have someone gently bounce the front end and listen for the moan.
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