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Unread 09-01-2008, 11:13 AM   #1
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New Tires - Compass still noisy

After replacing those Firestones the Compass still is noisy on the highway.
225/60 18"
The "growling" sound is highest at 65 and also when slowing down on a off ramp. The brakes, gear (CV autostick), or RPM have little effect on the noise.

Diff fluid level is OK but diff is hot after a highway drive. Ready to drain diff to check for metal on plug. 30,000 miles 2 years.

Dealership call required but need to be ready for that.

I have read others putting in sound deadening material. I'm worried about reliability.

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Unread 09-02-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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What Make/Model tires did you put on?
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Unread 09-02-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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Hmm I have Firestones and don't notice my Compass being noisy on the highway
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Unread 09-02-2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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Old tires Firehalks new tires Michelin Primacy MXV4

The old tires were the Firestone Firehalks (18" Compass Limited 07).
They were worn very uneven with cupping and such as described by other forum members. I'm sure the car is much quieter now so I can hear other noises.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 05:43 AM   #5
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Hmm i'll have to keep an eye on that when my milage gets higher then...

of course by then I'll probably have an aftermarket exhaust and between that and my CAI I won't hear other noises anyway hahaha
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Unread 09-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #6
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2008 Compass Sport - 5 speed, came through with Firestone Afinity`s, noisy & poor riding quality also if you rode overa bump or uneven pavement @ highway speed, it wanted to change lanes on you. At 500 miles, I swapped them out for Michelin Hydro-Edges. Dealer gave me $200 credit for the Firestones (good riddance to them) plus no charge for installing the Michelins which cost me $450. It rides better then it did, handles pretty well even in very hard rain but it`s still not to my liking. Have 1700 miles on it now & and just traded it for a Patriot after driving one, what a difference.Picking it up tonight (9 / 9)

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Unread 12-19-2008, 10:09 AM   #7
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Bad rear wheel bearing

The noise from the rear was still there after new tires. Finally turned it over to the dealer. They replaced the right rear wheel bearing and now its smooth and quiet.

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Unread 12-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #8
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Also be advise that the corp but out a bulletin on the compass's coming from manufaturers out of alignment. My wife has a compass and all the tires have been whats called "LIPPED". Rub your hand over the tire and if it feels bumpy then your is the same way. Replacing the tires will only make a difference for a short while if that is the case. Rotating the tires won't help either. You have to get an alignment but make sure that you tell the dealer not to put it back in manufactures spec's. You want a true alignment.....the manufacture spec's are off...!!!!! If you do get the alignment you will still hear the road noise unless you buy new tires at the same time. You can leave the old tires on but be advised that it will take the same amount of miles to wear the tires back to being even. Example if you have 15k on the car and do the alignment with out new tires it'll take another 15k to evenly wear the tires back to a flat surface.
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Unread 12-27-2008, 04:11 PM   #9
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I have the Compass Sport w/17" rims. Upgraded to General Tire's Ultra High Performance Summer tire in 235 55R 17 and they are great. Just went into 4" of clay mud and with only FWD had no problems. Ride is smooth now, almost like I did something to my suspension. And, no noise!.... It works for me....
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