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Knocking/Rattling Noise From Front End


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Pontiac Aztek suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012013

Aztek V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Bought car at 72,000, replaced intake manifold at 73,500, transmission was done when bought car at 72,000, new battery at 74,000. Just replaced right front wheel bearing and knocking noise got louder and more constant. Afraid to drive vehicle till I get it it fixed. Told it might be my transmission.

- , Beverly, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 072005

(reported on)


  • 65,000 miles

A constant knocking/ rattling noise coming from the driver side tire. I took it to 2 different GMC dealerships. The first dealership said the problem was a loose heat sheild rattling against an electrical box. Yeah right $40 afterwards the knocking noise was still there. I took it to a different dealership first they said it was my vehicle's stablizer I knew that the Aztek makes a constant vibrating noise when you first turn on the car. So then after a test drive with the mechanic who heard the noise said it was a loose strut on the driverside that they tightened up. Well $80 afterward the knocking noise is there. Not to mention I already had to replace the driverside outer tirerod which cost $40. To add more fuel to the fire I own an extended warranty on the Aztek which has a standard $100 deductible and I find it funny that when both times I brought my Aztek to a dealership the supposed fix cost under $100 dollars both time.

- , Camden, SC, USA

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