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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 00, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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My '91 Camaro makes a ticking sound when I turn. It sounds like it's coming from the front brakes. I hear it in my parking garage. It doesn't do it going straight.
Is it serious? Brakes? Suspension?
Don't want to get ripped off taking it in somewhere without a clue.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 00, 04:09 AM
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I had a similar problem with a Buick Regal a few years ago and no one could locate the problem. I could swerve back and forth at low speeds and hear a ticking sound when turning to the left only. It turned out to be a flat spot on one of the front wheel bearings. I was told this may have happened from a long trailer ride the car took which bounced the car around while it's wheels were not turning.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 00, 07:35 AM
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My 91 Lumina Eurosport does the exact same thing and it only does it when I turn left.
The bearing is something that I haven't looked at. I have taken the breaks all apart and found nothing wrong with them. Does anyone else have a suggestion cause like chaos2order I'm also at a loss.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 00, 02:04 PM
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On front driver it is more often than not the cv joints
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 00, 04:27 AM
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its the calipers sliding on the metal holders that the bolts run in , sometimes they click when the caliper is opening or closing, this occours because of lack of proper lubrication, with either a synthetic black grease or silicon grease to make sure they run smooth,

if its not the brake system. you could have a bad tie tod end, Front Strut , or Idler Arm

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 00, 07:53 AM
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Checking the pads should be easy, lay your foot on the brakes a bit while making the turns. Does the sound change??


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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 00, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are great. I'm going to check into some of these and I'll let you know if I find a solution. Thanks for the direction.
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