1997 pontiac thumping

pontiac
sunfire

#1

when driving in any direction, my left front wheel makes a thumping noise. it’s not the tires, i have brand new ones. i can feel the thumping in my gas pedal, and if i were to let go of the steering wheel, the car moves to the left really hard. i have had people tell me wheel bearings, and i have had people tell me warped rotor. can you guys help?


#2

Car pulls hard? What did old tires look like? Get car up on lift. Inspect suspension, cv joint, brake caliper, rotor, ball joints, tierods, and so on


#3

You have 2 separate issues here:

  1. A pull, which is likely mis-alignment

  2. A thump which requires more information to diagnose. Take the car to a shop. They should be able to help you with the diagnosis.


#4

Heck, it could be your front wheel coming loose. Check it NOW!