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Front end noise

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by Als09Sierra, Aug 26, 2013.

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  1. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I'm getting a ticking noise from the front end, sounds like it's coming from the driver-side wheel well when I have the steering wheel turned to the right. It speeds up with speed, so I think it's something on the wheel. No noise when driving straight or turning to the left. It also looks like I might have a leak. There's fluid on the lower A arm, but nothing obvious. Anyone have any ideas? I haven't had a chance to get under the truck and look at it. I checked the power steering fluid and brake fluid and both look full. No other symptoms except a sound of the power steering noise at full lock. I plan to take it to a shop this weekend to have it checked out if I can't diagnose the problem.
  2. donl

    donl New Member 100 Posts

    CV joint maybe?
  3. KyleZ71

    KyleZ71 New Member 100 Posts

    I was thinking a front sway bar link/bushings??
  4. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    I would look at the CV joints
  5. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Thanks guys. I'll check it out.
  6. GM Customer Service

    GM Customer Service Member 100 Posts

    Als09Sierra,
    Were the CV joints the perpetrators? I saw earlier in the thread that you were also considering bringing your truck to a shop - is this a GM dealership or non-GM establishment? We only ask to offer our assistance should you feel you need us to follow up on anything.

    Regards,
    Sarah (Assisting Jennifer)
    GM Customer Care
  7. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts


    Thanks Sarah. The GM dealer closest to me is 30 mins away, so if I decide to take it to the shop, I'll be going to a non-GM garage. I think I'm going to replace it myself. I just need to climb underneath the truck this weekend and verify that it's the CV joint.
  8. GM Customer Service

    GM Customer Service Member 100 Posts

    Als09Sierra,

    That is completely understandable. Please know if you do need our assistance, all you have to do is private message us.

    Safe travels,

    Jennifer T.
    GM Customer Care
  9. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Thanks to you and [MENTION=51590]Pikey[/MENTION], I was able to get the part and swap it out today. Just like that noise gone.

    Thanks guys.
  10. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator 1000 Posts 100 Posts

    Was it the CV?

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