Q: Ratting on front end

asked by on

It rattles in the front end when I hit even minor bumps. But the noise stops if I touch the brake.

There are many components that come together to make the suspension system in your Pontiac Torrent and several of them can duplicate the rattle in the front end when they are failing. With the noise stopping when applying the brake, it is likely that the control arm bushings are going bad. When you apply the brakes it is shifting the weight of the vehicle forward on the the failing part stopping it from rattling.

To be 100% certain this is the source of your rattle however, I highly recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to come by and perform a test drive and visual inspection on your Pontiac Torrent. They will have the experience needed to quickly determine the source of the rattle as well as assist you with making the repairs needed to get your Pontiac driving smooth again.

Was this answer helpful?
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. Ratting on front end

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 2006 Pontiac torrent wont start

You need to check to see if the theft light is on with key in the on position? If it is then you may need to have the theft system checked and may need to reprogram the system using the...

Q: Car hesitates when accelerating from stop.

You do not mention a check engine light is on so a computer sensor may or may not be the cause. The throttle body, air filter or fuel filter may be dirty and restricting air or fuel into the engine....

Q: How to know if my head gasket is blown

Hello. The white smoke coming out of the exhaust is a sure sign that the head gasket is blown or the head is cracked. This engine is very common to have cracked heads between the valves when the engine has...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...