Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: front end right side

asked by on

Well, when traveling every once in a while, the front end I think it is the right side pops and it sounds like the axil teeth are grinding as though it has popped out of place and is riding on top of the other teeth where it came out of and then all by itself it clunks back in place! I never notice any loss of drive momentem or power just a slight grinding sound it seems to go back in i. It happens at slow speeds and pops back in if I come to a full stop, very wierd! thats all I can discribe to you do you or have you ever heard this and what if any is the fix! If you could you make this a two for and suggest to me the repair of the same car on the highway , handling is sometimes very precarious as I hit a pot whole and or uneven road surface the vehicle starts to want to go all over ! I have had all the shocks just replaced and everything else was checked for wear! Could it be the sway bars can they be detected when in the shop under inspection! man I need a good mechanics opinio

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It is almost a certainty that your right front suspension has some loose parts that need to be addressed. These parts could include tie rods,ball joints,wheel bearings, or control arm bushings. I would recommend having a qualified professional inspect your suspension to determine what the cause of the free play is. Consider YourMechanic for this service as it can be completed at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car sounds like a go cart upon acceleration and the Check Engine Light is on - possible problem with the catalytic converter

As you may know, the catalytic converter converts toxic unburnt fuel gases into less harmful gases that are released into the environment. When this is not working properly, these gases tend to back up in the exhaust system of your...

Q: Broke down on the highway and had towed to a Buick dealer. They diagnosed and replaced the catalytic converter.

It is possible that the new catalytic converter is bad. Sometimes, when the converter comes apart inside, it can get into the muffler and cause it to be clogged.

Q: Car not shifting into lower gears

Hi. If the transmission is shifting fine when it is in gear, but the shifter will not achieve all positions then most of the time it is caused by a binding shift cable. A certified mechanic would typically start by...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...