Q: Front wheel rattling when going over a bump

asked by on

My sister was driving the car and she said she heard a loud bang. Now when I go over any bumps in the road the front wheel makes a rattling noise, any ideas what this could be

Hi there:

It’s quite possible that the loud bang your sister noticed was a suspension component or wheel bearing being damaged. In most cases, when the front end vibrates while going over a bump in the road, it’s caused by loose suspension pieces that are either worn out or broken and need to be replaced. However, it’s hard to diagnose an issue like this remotely, so you might want to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is vibrating or shaking inspection; so they can determine the precise reason why you’re having these issues and recommend the right repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Front wheel rattling when going over a bump

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: There is smoke coming from my car hood what is it - 2004 Ford Focus

Hello. This is a sign of a potentially blown cylinder head gasket. Often times, as a result of the car's engine overheating, the cylinder head gasket is compromised which causes oil to leak into the coolant passages and water to...

Q: Q: How do I secure a child restraint system with a seat belt?

When using a seat belt to secure a child restraint system, follow these steps: 1. Place the restraint firmly in the seat. 2. Grab the shoulder belt and lap belt together, directly behind the belt tongue. 3. Route both ports...

Q: I replaced alternator without disconnecting battery cable won't start?? Not even power at fuse box

Hello, thanks for writing in. You need to check all the main fuses in the engine fuse box. You most likely blew one or more which is why the issue is still occurring. If you need help having the problem...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.