loud noise HELP

09-03-2006, 11:50 PM
I have a 97 z24 cavalier 5spd. It works good but tonight a loud noise has been coming from upfront. It sounds like a veloci raptor dinosaur. It only does it around 3 grand and up.
Any ideas?

09-03-2006, 11:58 PM
i think you might be either looking at a wheel bearing or an output bearing in the tranny

09-04-2006, 12:04 AM
could i still drive like this or is it dangerous?

09-04-2006, 12:12 AM
yes you can, and yes it can be
also, if it was the wheel bearing, you'd notice it at a certain speed (mph) and higher, not a certain rpm

your problem shouldnt be TOO serious if its only at 3000rpms and higher, since you can get around quite easily staying below 3000

09-04-2006, 12:14 AM
lately now to think of it while taking turns the left side squeaked lightly. could this noise be a wheel bearing?

09-04-2006, 12:20 AM
no, not a squeak, it'd be more of a grind, a very bad sounding grind, and that faster you go, the louder it would get

09-04-2006, 12:30 AM
im going to check it out today ill keep you updated

09-04-2006, 02:28 PM
the noise it coming from the cylinder head.

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