Accent Makes "Chunk Chunk" Noise When Turning Left

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Guncho, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    Is it the bearings?

    How much is that to replace?


    Guncho, Feb 16, 2006
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Chunk-chunk is not your typical bearing noise. Have it checked.
    hyundaitech, Feb 16, 2006
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  3. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    It's a repetive noise that only happens when turning left.

    "Chunk-chunk-chunk" etc

    Any idea what it could be?

    Guncho, Feb 16, 2006
  4. I hope I'm wrong, but if I didn't know better, that sounds like a failing
    half-shaft (one of the U-joints).

    I'd be checking the boots. If one of them is damaged, then you may indeed
    need to replace the half-shaft.

    Tom Wenndt
    Rev. Tom Wenndt, Feb 16, 2006
  5. Guncho

    Jody Guest

    check cv joints, if shot replace whole axel, not just the joint
    Jody, Feb 17, 2006
  6. Guncho

    Matt Whiting Guest

    Why replace the entire axle?

    Matt Whiting, Feb 17, 2006
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    Mike Marlow Guest

    For most cars it's cheap enough and a lot easier Matt. Typically a half
    shaft costs around $75 plus core. It's a lot easier to just remove the old
    one and replace it, since you have to remove the half shaft in order to
    rebuild the joints anyway. I don't know the cost of the parts anymore, but
    boots are each around $20, so it's easy to imagine that the total cost of
    parts will approach the cost of the entire axle by the time you add in the
    cages and bearings.
    Mike Marlow, Feb 17, 2006
  8. I agree with Mike that replacing the entire halfshaft makes the most
    sense. I can tell you from experience that it's much easier, faster and
    more reliable than rebuilding the joints.
    Brian Nystrom, Feb 17, 2006
  9. Guncho

    Dumbass Guest

    CV Joint...

    Dumbass, Feb 17, 2006
  10. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    The arrangement I had when I bought this car was that the everything
    required to pass safety would be done by the seller. Is this something
    that should have been fixed by them?

    Guncho, Feb 17, 2006
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    hyundaitech Guest

    If it wasn't present at the time you bought the car, then I'd say the
    seller is not responsible for it. I presume your agreement meant anything
    that was currently wrong with the car, not items that could fail in the
    hyundaitech, Feb 17, 2006
  12. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    My sister noticed this noise within days of buying the car.

    I guess the question comes down to, is this something that would fall
    under Canadian safety requirements? If it is. They should have fixed
    it. If not, I guess it's our problem, as the car has no warranty.

    Guncho, Feb 17, 2006
  13. Guncho

    Dumbass Guest

    yes it would fail a car, not safe to drive
    Dumbass, Feb 17, 2006
  14. Guncho

    Guncho Guest

    The car was purchased like 2-3 months ago. Figure I'm SOL in getting
    them to pay for it?

    The car did pass the safety test that the dealer got done.

    Guncho, Feb 17, 2006
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    Jody Guest

    because labour and parts to do just the joints and boots would be equall or
    more than just buying and installing a complete axel unit...
    and who knows how much longer the inboard joints will last..
    Jody, Feb 18, 2006
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    Rob Guest

    Good luck trying to get them to pay. It's not a expensive or difficult
    repair though.It could be much worse than a cv joint.
    Rob, Feb 18, 2006
  17. Guncho

    news Guest

    Id say stop making lefts and make rights instead, you will eventually get

    OR, replace the whole CV joints.

    my car used to make a "choo choo" noise while doing zigs zags, but thats
    news, Feb 19, 2006
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