View Full Version : Noise on right passenger side near wheel????

12-17-2014, 06:31 AM
So Celica GTS was making mixture of squeak and now to me sounds like grinding. It wasn't the brakes.. so now I am thinking it could be the passenger side drive shaft. Had the car up on a car jack and the wheel wouldnt wiggle or anything so that's why I am thinking its the drive shaft. Anyone have an idea what it could be or heard of similar issue?

12-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Does the noise change when you steer different directions? I'd suspect a wheel bearing but kind of hard to diagnose over the interweb.

12-17-2014, 06:43 PM
No only when driving straight

12-17-2014, 06:56 PM
So if you have side forces the noise goes away? Sounds as though wheel bearing is likely.

12-17-2014, 08:03 PM
I have to agree with Joey. Check the wheel bearing.

An axle will normally make a popping sound when turning, not grinding when straight.

12-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Yeah I gotta third what Joey said. I've had a bearing crap out a couple times. Not fun :(

12-17-2014, 11:18 PM
When the bearing on mine when out it was making a roaring noise like a bad tire.

12-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Yea it was the bearing. Chewed up the bearings inside like it was fun.

12-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Glad we could help.

12-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Thanks for posting back with the solution.