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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Trying to diagnose a problem....

So I've got a loud humming sound coming from my car, and I'm not sure where exactly it is.

It gets louder depending on how fast I'm going; rolling it in neutral with the engine at idle it still hums, leading me to believe it's either something to do with the wheels, the driveshaft, or (god help me) the transmission.

I've had it realigned several times (the ball joints, tie rods and control arms were all changed out this past spring) and the tires are in good shape.

Posting this here if anybody has dealt with something similar and has any tips/ideas.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-12-2010, 07:49 AM
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Wheel bearing maybe . The wifes "Bull" started out like that turned out to be the left frt wheel bearing

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Is it doing this at idle with the car in park??

My TC just gave up the ghost and it make a loud humming but it goes away when the TC is locked up..So maybe this is not your problem...
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Yeah, I was thinking most likely the wheel bearing.

No, doesn't do it at idle with the car in park. Only makes it when the car is in motion.


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Thanks for the memories I remember watching that show as a kid

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