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2003 cavalier buzzing/growling noise

03 cavy with 85k on odometer. New hubs left right, new struts, alignment, wheels rotated, trans fluid/filter changed. Horrible buzzing/growling noise from front end when driving 30mph and up. Sounds like a prop plan throttling up. Speeds up as car speed increases, but rpms have no effect. If car is put in neutral at highway speed, has no effect on noise. Braking has no effect but to slow noise speed down with vehicle speed. Coasting has no effect. Front end is tight, no slop in anything, no popping, no clunking. I am at a loss.

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  • anml726 Jul 15, 2009

    I have checked the rear hubs for play and they have none, doesn't mean they aren't bad but they don't seem to be. I did take it out tonight to a road with very little traffic, got it up to about 45 mph and swerved left and right to see if the noise changed. Definitely heard a different sound when swerving to the right, the sound was deeper. Still no clunking. Tried to drive in reverse and heard nothing or very little. Also noticed the driver's wheel seemed a bit warm, though the hub on that side was just replaced this morning. IR Thermometer read 30 degrees warmer on drivers side rotor vs. passenger. Not sure what to make of that.

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Aparently this is not an uncommon problem with third gen. cavaliers. As far as the temp being higher on driver side rotor, remember that is the side with the transmission, that side, as weird as it sounds is working harder than the other side because of engine drag and power being applied to that wheel. Does it sound like it could be air blowing through a part of the car vibrating something loudly? Im at a loss also, sorry didnt help much. I'll repost if I find anything for you.

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Try the rear wheel hubs the noise will travel true the car making it sound like it up front

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