1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Weird sound after lowering car

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by EG_squeegee, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. EG_squeegee

    EG_squeegee Clean Squeegee

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Well i recently dropped my car, washed it, took it around the block to park and got this weird sound coming from the front. I ruled out wet brakes since they were dry by then. I can tuck my hand underneath it and i'm not rubbing anything. But there is a rubbing like sound coming from the front, and its not a constant one either, more like hitting a certain spot on the wheel, the faster i go the faster it is, i know this is a horrible explanation just wondering if anyone has any ideas.
     
  2. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

    Messages:
    6,538
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    ct
    i still think you are rubbing.

    what wheels/brakes/car?
     
  3. newb

    newb phresh VIP

    Messages:
    3,967
    Likes Received:
    179
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Location:
    Backwoods Northwest
    Get the car in the air and turn the wheels by hand. When you hear the rubbing start, or the wheel meets some resistance get under and check everything out. Thats the best way to know whats goin on.
     
  4. sittin'on20's

    sittin'on20's Sittin'on20's

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    After lowering it it could possibly be a variety of things...but maybe the cv joints or the front wheel bearings, Have them checked out.
     
  5. sittin'on20's

    sittin'on20's Sittin'on20's

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    what size rims you got? 95b16coupe is right you may be rubbing cuz the steets aren't all smooth and stuff you may be hitting little bumps and its making you rub
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  6. EG_squeegee

    EG_squeegee Clean Squeegee

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Ive got 15" factory honda wheels. And it didnt start until tonight, or at least i didnt notice it. I doubt its from hitting bumps, i actually got out of the car and pushed it up and down the street to try and pinpoint where its coming from but to no avail. I'm wondering if it just might be the tires?
     
  7. sittin'on20's

    sittin'on20's Sittin'on20's

    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    how long has it been lowered?
     
  8. EG_squeegee

    EG_squeegee Clean Squeegee

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
  9. EG_squeegee

    EG_squeegee Clean Squeegee

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    I will say though the front tires are pretty worn, not completely bald but getting there.
     
  10. dacheat

    dacheat ..is grounded.

    Messages:
    4,216
    Likes Received:
    205
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Location:
    strongbadia
    i'd check your wheel bearing(s); i had one making a rubbing noise this spring and got laughed at by a coworker who said "you can't hear when a wheel bearing goes bad" but i could; it was speed-dependent. wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa the faster i went, so did it.

    or, maybe you have a slipped brake pad or something rubbing in the rotor/break area?
     
  11. 95b16coupe

    95b16coupe New Member

    Messages:
    6,538
    Likes Received:
    224
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    ct
    if they are worn, thats probably it. take your car in to a shop and have them check it out. tires are one of the first things to cause vibration.
     
  12. EG_squeegee

    EG_squeegee Clean Squeegee

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    I dont think its wheel bearings, after another test drive just now i do now think its the tires, cause the sound doesnt change whether im going straight or turning. Now i just found smoke coming from the fan... yay.
     
  13. dacheat

    dacheat ..is grounded.

    Messages:
    4,216
    Likes Received:
    205
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2007
    Location:
    strongbadia
    wheel bearing sound wouldn't change whether you're going straight or turning. that's cv joint noise. whatever, good luck ;)
     
  14. EG_squeegee

    EG_squeegee Clean Squeegee

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Actually a bad wheel bearing generally makes a noise more noticable when turning or when going straight, its not the same constant sound like i am experiencing turning and going straight.
     
  15. h22a1stroked

    h22a1stroked fullybuilt inc

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    check the shocks and the cvjoints/bearings
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page