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    Alright so I have 2 problems not sure if they're related.

    First problem is a winding noise thats in sync with the revving with the engine. When it's idling you cant really hear it and when you rev the engine it gets louder.

    Second problem is I had a bad toe alignment and it ate up my old riken tires. I just got new ones this weekend and when I corner hard i hear sort of a what i would describe as a dull grind. It started when the old tires were almost gone and the beads were showing, i figured it was the beads scrapping on the ground. Im not sure if its the tread on the new tires or something else.

    Im not sure if they're related in any way. If you have any tips on what I can do to diagnosis give ma shout, any help is appreciated. The transmission was rebuilt a few yeas ago i dont know if something going out again. I also dont have much experience with diagnosing the steering problems. I thought it might be the rack but again, not a strong idea.

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    1st prob: the whine noise could be one of the belt driven pulleys. It could be the idler pulley, tensioner pulley, alternator, AC compressor, or maybe the power steering pump is low on fluid. You could pull the belts off and spin each pulley and see if you can find one that doesn't sound or feel right.
    2nd prob: Check to see if the tires are rubbing on something the inner fender plastic. You could also jack the car up so the wheels are off the ground and check the front end for looseness. If a wheel bearing gets loose enough, it could make a grind noise.

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    very helpful man Ill check into those, Im thinking it might be low on fluid. i was messin around with ti this morning and I was stationary, turning the wheels. everytime i get out of the steering wheel play range it would make that grinding noise. so if theres looseness in the front end it probably bearings? Sorry if I sound stupid but i jsut fix whats shit on me and my friends cars, so I dont know much about shit i havent fixed before.
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    Toe wont, well shouldnt take a tire to belts. That is camber that will do that. I would check your ps fluid and verify that it is correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    Toe wont, well shouldnt take a tire to belts. That is camber that will do that. I would check your ps fluid and verify that it is correct
    by correct you mean full?

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    Quote Originally Posted by transam_00 View Post
    by correct you mean full?
    Yepp Full and make sure its "power steering fluid",you can tell by the smell, color, and viscosity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by transam_00 View Post
    so if theres looseness in the front end it probably bearings?
    If you can rock the wheel/tire up and down then the looseness is probably in the wheel bearing.
    If you can rock the wheel/tire left and right then the looseness is probably tie rods

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    ^^^^^ +1 but you dont actually have "wheel bearings per say" you have a hub bearing that is damn quite pricey

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    hub bearing...wheel bearing....same thing. Doesn't matter how much it costs. If its bad, it needs to be replaced

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    Escpecially since the hubs are sealed. But you can do that yourself with the right tools OP.

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