I have a 2003 Volkswagen passat and driving straight it will start to make a thumping noise in the front right tire and you can feel it through out the car. Turning right the nosie stops and the thummping stops, but turning left there is a grinding noise. hitting the brake sort of hard and accelerating stops the noise and the thumping. but it is getting worse. so my question is should i take it in or just replace the brakes myself and see if that helps.

Asked by Aug 25, 2017 at 11:54 AM about the 2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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replace brake pads + rotors if worn, if noise persists the next suspect is the wheel bearing

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