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2000 Avalon XLS - Today when I reach approx. 30 - 35 mph I hear a loud humming noise coming from the right front passenger area - sounds almost like someone blowing into a coke bottle low humming groaning - not grinding- any ideas/suggestions??
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Most likely is a wheel bearing needing replacement. Try taking your foot off the gas and coasting. If it does not change it is the wheel bearing. If it does change it could be one of the pully's for the fan belts

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  • hwiliams Jul 04, 2011

    My car is making that buzzing sound on the driver's side, starting at about 35mph and sounds significantly louder with the window open.
    I discovered that the molding around the windshield was loose and vibrating in the wind. I could reach the left edge of the windshield and make it stop buzzing.
    I will try sealing it unless I am advised otherwise from a windshield person.

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Have someone drive along with you to locate the source. Once you find it you can actually do something about it. If it turns out to be a loose dash, make sure all screws are tight and if they are, stop at any body shop and ask them for a piece of dum-dum (looks like grey modeling clay. stuff a bit in the seam of whatever is vibrating and it will permanently stop the noise. If the noise turns out to be under the car, have someone take a look under there to see what's loose. (pipes are very hot...don't touch them till everythingis cooled down.)

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