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You'll need to find out where the noise is coming from first.
Is it making the noise before you start driving the car ?
Does it sound like its coming from the passenger side of the engine ?
It could be the serpentine belt or something mechanical.
Posted on Jan 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
That's indicative of a wheel bearing, which is why you were told to change that out. However, it's also possible that the carrier bearings in the differential (where the drive axles attach) have gone bad. That happened to me on my 300ZX several years ago, and I had to replace the diff bearings. I would have them checked out somewhere other than a dealer (you'll probably get a better price from an independent shop).
As a sidenote, to be sure it wasn't a wheel bearing, if you hear it quiet down in a turn one way but get louder in a turn the opposite way, it's likely the wheel bearing. If you turn left at speed and it gets louder, then it's the right bearing (since you're loading up that side of the car). If it gets quieter in a right turn, it's the right side (you're unloading that side of the car and not putting as much weight on it, so it doesn't drag as badly). See if you get that symptom just to be sure that the wrong side front wheel bearing wasn't changed.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: 2003 Altima rear end noise
it is either a tire or you have a wheel bearing going bad. sounds like a bad bearing. you can usually narrow down side by driving and turning the side that is bad will get louder when weight shifts to that side and quieter when weight shifts off
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
its proberly what they call a secondary air intake pump - what this does is increase the air flow only on cold start up - the colder it is the longer it stays on - if the noise gets louder and you will notice - get it changed - we have the same problem over here on the vauxhall omega and corsa's - bless em got to be GM
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
I'd say there's no grease left in the CV joint boots, if it's front wheel drive. Something you should check right away, as your car has about reached that age, and if you run it without grease in the boots, you'll eat up the joints in a big hurry, and that's costly and dangerous as well.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
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