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Whirring noise coming from front of car
Posted 30 September 2003 - 06:57 PM
Could someone help diagnose a problem coming from the front of my 2000 OBW. At slow speeds I can hear a whirring sound which increases in frequency with speed. It is not related to the engine, since if I switch off the engine and coast, the sound continues. Swerviing and turning have no effect, and the sound isn't a click. I've checked the tires for irregular wear, stones caught in the tread etc. nothing obvious comes to mind.
It's 100K km warrenty is about up, but I want to have an idea of what the problem is before taking it in to a dealer.
Posted 01 October 2003 - 11:39 AM
When did you first notice the noise?
Was there any work done to the car right before the noise appeared?
What changed around the time you noticed the noise?
Posted 01 October 2003 - 12:02 PM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 01:09 PM
No, the problem persists even after lightly touching the brakes. To be more specific, it's a flutteriing noise rather than a whirring. It's something drivetrain related, since I can get the noise to occur when coasting with the motor turned off. The frequency of the flutter is related to the vehicles speed. When coasting at 20 km/hr the frequency is faster than at 5 km/hr.
Posted 01 October 2003 - 05:54 PM
Posted 02 October 2003 - 07:00 AM
Posted 03 October 2003 - 07:02 AM
Posted 03 October 2003 - 07:10 PM
These cars are known for the occasional wheel bearing and CV joint failure.
On my car the same sort of noise turned out to be the plastic shield that covers the bottom of the front.
One of the fasteners had broken letting it hang loose.
Posted 05 October 2003 - 10:01 AM
Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:49 PM
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