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2003 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible

2003 Chrysler Sebring
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Convertible GTC, Compact
21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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March 2, 2013, 11:41 am

Thomas W
 

Question: What could this be?

I have a 1998 Sebring that has a vibration and it get real loud when I speed up. It quits when I jerk the steering to the left but night the right. If it was a wheel bearing, I would be able to move the wheel a little when I jack it up, but it doesn't move at all. I took it to somewhere but they didn't drive it and they told me it was struts. But there not bad. Could you give me a hint?


March 10, 2013, 10:45 am

Elizabeth K
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That's not the right way to check a front wheel bearing (on a front wheel drive). You need to get the tires off the ground and get it up to speed (45mph), then listen close to the hub using a stethoscope. It's not a fun activity. If the noise you're hearing is like a roar, then the wheel bearing is the likely culprit, but the noise travels through the frame so unless you check it close to the hub, you may replace the wrong one.


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March 10, 2013, 6:08 pm

Thomas W
 

You got to be nuts, if you think I'm going to slide under a car up on stands and put a stethiscope on a hub , tire or drive axle doing 45mph! I believe I can do the same thing by listening to the top of the strut.The side that would be out would be louder and I don't have to be in harms way. But thank you for Your thoughts! Besides, when I turn left and it stops making noise, tells me its the left one. Thanks again.


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