========The Doctor wrote:
I recently developed an annoying problem on my '94 Buick Century.
When> driving, you can feel a thumping from the ( front ? ) end. Its
as if the tires have a flat spot.
Could this be the wheel bearings?
The CV joints?
I've rotated the tires with no changes. Any help would be
You have led me to believe that the noise is continuous,
consistant, and rythmic, with the speed of the vehicle.
Metal to Metal contact tends NOT to
thump unless it's being "dampened"
by some other "insulating" material,
property,attachment, or integrated
Wheel Bearings tend to grown,growl,or roar.
But..have been known to grind,grate, and seize.
CV Joints tend to clack or clunk.
But..have been known to bang, knock, and break.
Tires that have been rotated, can be eliminated
when the noise didn't follow.
Tie rods have and insulated characteristic.
As do balljoint.
As do brakecalipers.
As do brakepads.
As do radius arms.
As do controll arms.
The above tie rods and 5 As's........
can, may, could, might, will, and have been known.......
to create an audible........"thumping" sound.
that's all the help I've got....
considering the facts given,
and the questions asked.
I've got a question.......if I may....??
even if I may not.
Have you gone in to git yerself one of dem.......
FREE FRONTEND INSPECTIONS.......
That are so popular now'days???
standing by for the answer to MY question.
~sips his crownroyal.....and hopes the reference guide helps the Doc
figure out the symptom~