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Growl noise while driving

My car is making a deep growl noise while driving straight down the road and when turning to the left. Turning to the right alleviates the noise. Over time it has seamed to get louder. We thought it was the wheel bearing or hub but even after we replaced both, there was no change. Anyone know what's going on? Is it the trans?

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  • stephlynnmor Jan 13, 2009

    I tested to see if it made any ticking noises and there were none. No snow tiers. Any other suggestions?

  • stephlynnmor Jan 13, 2009

    Just the left since the noise is only on that side.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is there a way you can jack up the vehicle and spin the right hand wheel.. i presume it's front wheel drive so the transmission would have to be in neutral... make sure the parking brake is on



  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    you replaced both sides ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    that issue can be a few things... i would inspect the cv joints... in a parking lot at low speed... turn the wheel all the way to the right and pull forward slowly... hear any ticking noises... turn to the left and try it again. also do you have snow tires on the vehicle ?



    Robert

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    when i replaced all that the noise became louder

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    rauring when driving down road

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Sounds like Your Power Steering Pump is on it's Death March. Replace it and your Problem will go away.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 13, 2009

    Check the Ball Joints and the U Joints on the Drive shaft. Still could be your Power Sterring Pump Though.

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 13, 2009

    Get the Front end Checked. I am pretty sure that it is not Front wheel Drive Right? You could have a Front end Problem.

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