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#1 of 9 2003 Montana groaning noise when turning
Jul 30, 2007 (7:50 am)
We have a 2003 Montana with AWD. When turning corners there's a loud noise which gets louder the tighter you turn. This is my wifes vehicle which I rarely drive but the first time I heard it I was doing a U-turn and suddenly thought there was a dirt bike or something behind me. Anyone else get a noise like that?
#2 of 9 Re: 2003 Montana groaning noise when turning [gordyboy]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:22 am)
Couple things come to mind. If its sorta intermitent (doesn't happen every time you turn or noise goes away during turn) it may be versa-trak fluid needs changing (due to milage or possibly low fluid because of leak). If its constant every time you turn and changes in tone depending on speed, it may be wheel bearing assembly.
#3 of 9 2002 Montana groaning noise turning right only
Aug 07, 2007 (6:07 am)
I have a 2002 Pontiac Montana 2 wheel drive automobile. When driving around 35 miles per hour or faster I feel a slight vibration in the steering wheel and hear a grinding groaning sound when turning right. The noise and vibration stop when turning left or going straight. I have around 62,000 miles on the van. I have new tires and a front end alignment about 3 months ago. I notice the problem about 9 months ago and the noise is getting louder.
#4 of 9 Re: 2002 Montana groaning noise turning right only [wesley72]
Aug 07, 2007 (8:50 am)
Yours sounds like a wheel bearing. As it happens when steering it is most likely front. One way to check (not the official right way) is to jack up one side and grab wheel on sides or top and bottom and try to wobble it, then do the same on other side. If one has a detectable larger wobble then the other, it is likely that one is bad.
#5 of 9 Re: 2002 Montana groaning noise turning right only [ray80]
Aug 08, 2007 (10:52 am)
You are correct. I had both wheel bearings replaced and the groaning noise stop. Thanks for your help. Do I throw the old ones away or can they be rebuilt or something else?
#6 of 9 Re: 2002 Montana groaning noise turning right only [wesley72]
Aug 08, 2007 (3:35 pm)
They can not be re-built or anything. If the price you paid for replacement is like some I have seen,,,,,,,,,,, perhaps you can use the old ones as exspensive paperweights
#8 of 9 I lost my fob and key for a 2008 Montana
Mar 14, 2010 (8:00 pm)
I lost 1 set of my fob and key for my 2008 Montana. Can I buy a new fob and key (I found a place that sells the set for about $60 for the pair...the key is not cut) and program them myself. Do key cutting places carry keys with the chip in them and could they cut the key. If I buy the blank can they cut it?
#9 of 9 Re: 2002 Montana groaning noise turning right only [wesley72]
Aug 23, 2012 (9:06 pm)
its sounds like your wheel bearing i have had mine for 5 years and we have trouble out of ours all the time. it will get louder and get dangerous. its about $100 part and has to be on by a mechanic