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Old 02-05-2012, 04:08 PM
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Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

I've been hearing a small thud or tug on the front driver side of my car as I come to a stop and accelerate, and its recently become more and more frequent. i can feel the car do a very small jolt before it thuds, and then goes to normal. This only happens when the engine is warm. I was thinking maybe the timing belt is loose, but I'm not very sure.

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Re: Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

Could be a wheel bearing - but check the other suspension components as well.


I'm sure you would hear and feel more if it were the timing belt being loose.
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Re: Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

Well kind of think of it, when I go over bumps, the two front suspensions systems make these nasty creaking noise, but the rear ones do not, and how would I go about checking the wheel bearing? By just removing the wheel and just inspecting it? Or would I have to remove the entire assembly?
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Re: Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

Possibly the drive (CV) axles?

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Re: Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

this doesnt really sound like a cv axle to me from his description. they make more of a clicking sound and you dont generally feel a tug from it. you can check the wheel bearings by jacking the wheel of the ground and try pushing and pulling the wheel . if it has wiggle to it then something is wore out, most likely your wheel bearing.
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Re: Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

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Possibly the drive (CV) axles?

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I was thinking that, but I know that the axles make clicking noises when they're on their way out.

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this doesnt really sound like a cv axle to me from his description. they make more of a clicking sound and you dont generally feel a tug from it. you can check the wheel bearings by jacking the wheel of the ground and try pushing and pulling the wheel . if it has wiggle to it then something is wore out, most likely your wheel bearing.
I already checked that one out, it was the first thing I checked. I will check tomorrow and post again for a follow-up.

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Re: Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

Description is dead on with a CV boot issue. I would check that first, second, and third. I've been through a few axles and what you are describing has occurred every last time I've had mine go bad. They start by clicking and end up making thud's as they completely come apart. The sound and feel exaggerates as less grease is in the boot.
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Re: Hearing and feeling a "tug" when accelerating.

Hmm. Well this little knock/thud/click just just happens once, and then it goes away until I come to a complete stop, and then accelerate. Should I still look at the cv boots anyways?
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