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noise front left wheel 2 months 3 weeks ago #83615

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noise at times similar to the brake pads being worn, so replaced them and the front wheel bearing.
other noise is like a thumping sound comes and goes, and not evident when rolling in neutral.
I noticed that the bush on the lower support arm, the rear bush is worn, would that create the problem, and
allow the drive to move slightly off centre and so create these sounds.
Any advice would be appreciated
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noise front left wheel 2 months 3 weeks ago #83616

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When you say- "the lower support arm", do you mean
-the lower control arm? this would create a thumping sound over bumps, uneven road surface, heavy acceleration, heavy braking, & gear changes.
-the lower torque strut (also called engine mount)? this would create thumping noises as well.

If it's a ratcheting/scraping type sound it could be worn CV joints.

A mechanic will give you probably the best diagnosis.
Steve & Moni & her Bat-Cruiser
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noise front left wheel 2 months 3 weeks ago #83617

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Thanks your comments.

noise not present over uneven road, bumps heavy acceleration heavy braking etc I have previously replaced the engine mount (strut) on the drivers side.
All the sound is from the left, so perhaps it may be the CV joints.
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noise front left wheel 2 months 3 weeks ago #83620

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Hey Crunchy, yep our Cruiser had all kinds of weird noises, clunks, scrapes, grinds and knocks only coming from the front LHS. Changed the CV shaft and it all went away. I'm led to believe that the LH CV shaft does a lot more work over its life compared to the RH due to the more-so rough side if the road? Sounds good. It worked for me.
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