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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Steering, Suspension, Hatchback
#275 of 306 Noise when turning right
Oct 05, 2012 (10:58 pm)
The car has been making a noise when turning right for some time. It sounds like.... a "race car".. its hard to describe a sound. its like a slight vibration that can be felt on the floor of the passenger side. I took it into today and had the front tires replaced (they were worn) and the car aligned. I was hoping this would fix the problem but it did not. I jacked the front end up and checked both tires for play (thinking maybe the wheel bearing is going bad) but both seemed fine.
I did notice that a sway bar link is damaged. the boot covering the joint where it connects to the wheel is cracked open. I plan on replacing it because i know it wont pass inspection reguardless if thats the problem or not.
Anyone have any suggestions?
#276 of 306 Re: Noise when turning right [mockbear]
Oct 06, 2012 (1:06 pm)
Replaced sway bar link and still having same noise. While i had the wheel off and checked the wheel for play and its tight so i wouldnt think it would be the wheel bearing. the axle seems tight too, but it could be a bearing going bad inside the axle?
#277 of 306 Re: Noise when turning right [mockbear] wheel
Oct 07, 2012 (6:05 am)
A wheel bearing going bad (when you are turning right) would make noise on the left "drivers wheel side" since all the weight of the car is loaded up on that tire when cornering. usually CV joints are similar to diagnose but under load. I often pay attention to these noises/feelings when turning. I jot down the condition and after a few repeat situations can determine the side going bad. (I recently did this drive test to figure out which rotor was warped, then simply swapped it out when I got home and its fine now. (the Rotors warp nutoriously on these cars (at least my 05 Max)
At least then you can explain to your mechanic intelligently what seems to be the problem.
Some of these noises are hard to describe "sounds like race car? is it a grinding or ?
I once had the Brake caliper worn enough that at times the rusty outer diameter lip that was not usually in contact with the pads did so during sharp cornering flex? who knows" but turning the rotors a bit may solve this. If that is what it is.
#278 of 306 Re: Noise when turning right [mockbear]
Oct 09, 2012 (7:09 am)
I just wanted to check in to see if you had been working with a dealership, or through an independent shop for the alignment? If it was the former, and if you had wanted for us to check into this further, we can be reached via email at socialmediagm.com (include your name, contact information, and the last 8 of your VIN).
Sarah, GM Customer Service
#279 of 306 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Traction Control
by KarenS HOST
Jun 17, 2008 (11:39 am)
#281 of 306 Traction Control
Dec 15, 2005 (8:58 am)
How do I know if the Traction Control button is on or off? I pressed the button but can't tell because it looks in the same position. There didn't seem to be any extra lights to say its on? Thanks for any help.
#282 of 306 Re: Traction Control [bender2]
Dec 15, 2005 (9:47 am)
When you press the Traction Control Button, there is an orange-ish colored light that should light up on the dash, On the spedo side, between your mph and the gas gauge, towards the top. TCS is reset to "on" everytime you turn your car on. Hope this helps PS This applies to the MAXX. Not sure if it is the same on the others.
#283 of 306 Re: Traction Control [mybooo]
Dec 15, 2005 (10:03 am)
Just checked, that was it. Thanks.
May 15, 2006 (1:32 pm)
For the upcoming Maxxes, they offer NW7 and NW9 versions of traction control.
NW7 is for all maxxes but SS, the SS gets NW9.
Is there any difference between these Traction Control systems? Do both control traction by reducing engine power alone?