Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Possible bushel, arm control, or rotor problem.

asked by on

My car is making a noise on the driver's side. I think it could be the bushel, arm control, or the rotor.

A: Does it make the noise over bumps or all th...

Does it make the noise over bumps or all the time while your are moving? Is it a single clunk or a rattle type sound? If it is a single clunk or a rattle over bumps it could be a control arm bushing that is excessively worn. If it is a rhythmic type noise that changes with speed you could have a wheel bearing going bad or just a simple backing plate rubbing on your brake rotor. It would be a good idea to enlist the help of a mechanic to determine the cause of your noise and correct it.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Braking issues in 04 Suzuki Aerio with ABS

The first thing you want to do is check for leaks, and if you are sure there's no leaking anywhere and you are not losing any fluid, then generally that's a bad master cylinder. Just go buy a new master...

Q: 210 gas mileage on a Nissan Maxima with a full tank of gas

Yes, change the fuel filter anyway. It's so old so you might as well. But that gas mileage is pretty much normal for Maximas. Those have V6 engines that are very powerful. Most people drive them reasonably fast. The faster...

Q: I have rebuild transmission and is not driving out of D and D3.

Hi there. Check the shifter cable alignment to the transmission and make sure that the main valve is aligned up properly. The main valve could be off aligned causing the vehicle to not drive in the D and D3 selections....

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...