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Loud noise in front end at 35-55mph. Sometimes gets softer at around 65mph. Loud humming noise that increases in pitch as the speed increases. Noises persists when engine off and the manual transmission in Nuetral

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Electric cooling fan bearing failed and the cooling fan needs to be replaced. Start with inspecting the cooling fan behind the radiator and determine if that is where the noise is coming from. Replace any worn or damaged parts.
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