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RPO3
07-14-2010, 09:35 PM
Getting a "thud thud thud thud"
noise when I veer my car to the right slightly
but when I turn my steering wheel to the left a bit, it fades away.
Then it comes back again when I barely veer it to the right.
Can usually hear it at faster speeds. Im thinking bad drivers side CV?

bricooper78
07-14-2010, 09:44 PM
yup, probably so.

BUT also look for odd things, chunk of tread missing...get it up in the air and spin the tire and see if you hear anything, do the wiggle test just to make sure it's not a bearing.

RPO3
07-14-2010, 09:56 PM
Awesome, thanks!

bricooper78
07-14-2010, 09:59 PM
i'm guessing these are still like they were on the 2800 v6's and they're not all that bad, the biggest thing is hit autozone for the axle puller. there's a 55mm nut on the end of the half shaft, and then once you've got it out, you take a flat screwdriver and there is a C clip type of locker in the side of the tranny on the axle shaft.. pops right out. or did with the 2.8 beretta i did 4 times LOL (didn't know it'd been wrecked, ate them things up!)

AaronGTR
07-14-2010, 11:19 PM
lol no such thing as a 2800 v6. They had a 2.8L and 3.1L, then came out with the 3100 and 3400 name when the gen 3 engine was introduced.

But anyway, yeah I'd check the CV joints, tire, and hub on that side as well.

RPO3
07-14-2010, 11:37 PM
Thanks guys =)

bricooper78
07-15-2010, 01:01 AM
aaron it's a byproduct of my area.. my bad.. it was a 2.8L beretta.. we hicks up here will just willy-nilly toss the 00 on the end. it's wrong, yet habit lol

PhantomLover007
07-15-2010, 01:44 PM
aaron it's a byproduct of my area.. my bad.. it was a 2.8L beretta.. we hicks up here will just willy-nilly toss the 00 on the end. it's wrong, yet habit lol

You see. Them thar numberletter things confuze us folk.... lol lol lol

bricooper78
07-15-2010, 02:44 PM
LOL yea man we kept trying to figure out what number "L" stood for