kobalt Posted February 25, 2005 Report Share Posted February 25, 2005 Ever since I purchased my car it has made a somewhat strange and not easiely explained sound coming from the front end: It is a "whooshing", pitched sound somewhat similar to an imbalanced driveshaft or a washing mashine in the "spin" cycle - Im not sure how better to explain it. It is a sound that seems to increase in pitch/volume as the speed of the car increases and is best noticed at around 40-50mph: below that speed it is not as noticable and above it it seems to slowly get drowned out by wind (but still quite audiable at highway cruising speeds). The sound is better heard with the windows closed as the wind tends to drown it out otherwise - still I am unsure as to what side it is coming from, but more passangers mentioned the passanger's side as opposed to the driver's side when I asked for a 2nd opinion. The sound is not rpm related as it is pitched the same in any gear at the same speed. I do not think it is the brakes as pressing the brake pedal does not affect the sound in any way. It is not a clicking sound like a bad cv would make. I think I can rule out the tires as rotating front to back did not change the sound a bit. What could it be? A bad wheel bearing? Im unsure if this is related but there is a "spot" in my steering when turning the wheel to the right where you can feel/hear a slight "grinding" sound of sorts. What do you guys think? Thanx for everyone's opinion. I apoligize for the lenghty post but I wanted to elaborate as much as possible on the sound. Thank you again. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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