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Not sure, but sounds like a vibration. Like the

Not sure, but sounds like a vibration. Like the noise you get when a u-joint is going out on a rear whell drive vehicle.

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  • jcschulte Jul 14, 2009

    This is my daughters car, so I don't drive it too often. Got in it today and noticed a louder than normal road noise,(speed 45-65) and could feel more vibration in the seat than normal. If this was a car with rear wheel drive I would suspect a u-joint was going out.
    Not sure what to look for on this front wheel drive honda when I am getting this kind of noise in the rear.

    jcs

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    vibration is in most cases not associated with sound, so what do u mean here??

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If its a loud humming noise which starts when you drive over 40-50 its the wheel bearing.

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If it's coming from the front, it could be a wheel bearing, or a cv joint.

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Is it a clicking sound ??
Does it do it more on turns & accelarating ??
Could be a cv joint..
Check the cv boots for sepration, splits, cracks ect..
Could also be a wheel bearing..

Hope this helps !!
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    Carl Jul 15, 2009

    I refered to a "sound"

    because you had said this - "Like the noise you get when a u-joint is going out "

    So is it a vibration ? a noise ? or both ?

    just trying to help.................

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