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Old 08-12-2017, 03:15 PM   #1
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Hi everyone I am new to this site I have been searching around for hours trying to figure out what my issue is and I finally decided to become a member and ask. So hear it goes I have been doing some front end work and checking on my 1998 Saturn sc1 and I just put new brakes on today and I checked all the other front end components and everything is very good tight except for one small thing. When I am driving and turn my wheel I can hear just a small noise coming from the left front side so I investigated further when I had the wheels off today for the break job I was turning the wheel and could not hear any noise. When I put everything back together I opened the drivers window and put my hand on the strut while I was turning the wheel so its just one spot when I turn over that spot there s the noise and I can feel the noise its up at the top of my strut it all appears to look fine so my question is does that sound like the top mount making the little noise? If so can I just replace the top mount? Is there anyway to tighten it to stop the noise? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!! Also I was going to replace the top motor mount and from reading on this forum alot of people say the after market ones are no good can anyone give me a suggestion on what one to get I am trying to avoid putting a lot of money in the car it is really high in km but runs awesome and drives really good as well I like to do preventive maintenance and I am planning on taking it on a trip soon and want to make sure its safe to do so.. Any help is welcomed!!

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Old 08-12-2017, 09:11 PM   #2
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Welcome.
You said "does that sound like the top mount making the little noise?"

Are you confusing the top ENGINE mount with the strut mount?? You said the noise was on the LEFT side of the car, whereas the engine mount is on the RIGHT side. Please clarify the issue.

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Old 08-12-2017, 11:02 PM   #3
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No I am not they were 2 separate questions.

I was asking if the strut mount could be making the noise when I am turning the wheel not the hole strut. If it involved the motor mount it wouldn't matter if I was turning or not it would always make a constant noise.

("Also I was going to replace the top motor mount and from reading on this forum a lot of people say the after market ones are no good can anyone give me a suggestion on what one to get"}

I was simply asking a good supplier for the motor mount.

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Old 08-13-2017, 06:46 AM   #4
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$92.92 + freight
https://www.gmpartsnow.com/auto-part...-mounting-scat

You may need new studs also @ $3.44 each.

I see you've posted your same request in the Tech section also.

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Old 08-13-2017, 08:36 AM   #5
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Yes, Strut mounting plates have a bearing in them, and over time, will eventually begin to make noise.

It is not a common failure on most cars, but given the age of our S-Series, it certainly is possible. Both of mine, in the 1991 Grand Am, are bad and making noise.

Check with a reputable shop and have a suspension inspection done, as they are typically free, and can confirm this. You will need a spring compressor tool, or a press, for removing the plate. You may also need an impact wrench.

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Old 08-13-2017, 09:11 PM   #6
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Probably not as good as the GM mount above, but $19.51 plus shipping at Rockauto gets you a solid mount
http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo....317273&jsn=372

There should be a coupon code for 5% off floating around somewhere. Check retailmenot.com

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