Q: Grinding sound in front driver's side over bumps.

asked by on July 05, 2016

As I was driving today, I noticed the car made a grinding noise when I went over any bump on the driver's side front. It also felt like the car bounced more just on the driver's side. The tire looked fine, and it drove home fine, except if I went over any bump it made the grinding noise and seemed to bounce(go down more than normal) on that side only. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

My car has 175000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Clunking noise when I drive over bumps Inspection $79.99 - $89.99 Get a Quote

It sounds like you have a failed strut. I would have the front strut and sway bar checked to see if they are bad. If you have a bad strut then I suggest replacing both front struts at the same time. If you’d like to have this looked at, consider enlisting a qualified technician who can diagnose the noise you’re hearing when you go over bumps and perform the necessary repairs to your vehicle

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

What others are asking

Malfunction of electrical components - 2006 Cadillac XLR

There is a Recall for a possibly related electrical issue with your vehicle. The Recall issue (NHTSA recall campaign 06v263000) addresses an electrical issue that has damaged various electrical systems with your model vehicle. Discuss this with your Cadillac dealer....

Oil consumption

In order to find out if an engine is consuming excessive oil through the normal combustion process you will need to have a fresh oil change done. The vehicle engine checked and any oil leaks repaired and vehicle driven for...

I must replace the fuel pump every few weeks

Hello. If you are experiencing repeated failure of brand new pumps from the same manufacturer, then it may be possible that you are simply running into low quality parts. I would inquire with the seller of the pumps if they've...

How to check fuel pump control module on a 2016 tundra

You can power the pump directly to ensure it actually works. If the pump works, and you have carefully repaired all damaged wiring, components, terminals, grounds and so forth, and yet the pump won't run in the circuit you would...

Blown head? 1996 Toyota Camry

Hi there - you can certainly have a blown head gasket without a lot of dramatics - at least initially. If the white smoke from the exhaust has a sweet smell to it, that's a good indication that the head...

Car turns but doesn't crank

There are many things that can cause a no start condition. If your timing belt broke, for example the engine on your vehicle is an interference engine, meaning it hits itself internally when the timing belt breaks. This usually bends...

Car cranks but doesn't start after overheating.

When any car experiences overheating, there are often damages done to other parts of the system that will prevent the car from starting up again. This is likely what your Toyota Camry is experiencing. Engine overheating causes a sharp rise...

I have a 2003 Cadillac DeVille. It makes a popping sound from driver side front wheel when you turn to right and when you give it gas.

The noise that you are hearing is the CV Shaft outer joint is locking up during the turn. Check the CV Shafts out to see if the boots are damaged and if there is any lubricants that are sprayed out...

The car stalls occasionally as if the fuel is not been pumped

It sounds like you may have a fuel supply issue that corresponds to the load put on the motor when you turn the A/C on. This may be related to a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor...

Related articles

2012 Ford Fusion vs. 2012 Toyota Camry: Which Should I Buy?
While most people believe that domestic sedans just cannot compete with the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry, the industry leaders, that is not necessarily true. Yes, there are some metrics where the Camry just excels, however the Ford Fusion...
How Long Does a Differential / Gear Oil Last?
The The differential is normally located at the rear of your vehicle and underneath the car. It is essential that it stays lubricated with differential or gear oil for it to work properly and your vehicle to go smoothly down...
How to Diagnose and Repair Noisy Brakes
Squeaky car brakes are hard to drive with. If your car brakes are making noise, check the brake pads and brake rotors to see if they are worn down.