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2002 volkswagen jetta, I have a roaring sound when I accelerate

What do think could possibly cause a roaring sound when I accelerate. It does not appear to be coming from my engine, but somewhere to the front right of my car. When vehicle is put in parked, but still on, the sound is not heard. Please help!

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  • dark_wings12 Dec 12, 2008

    mine also has a roaring sound in the engine but also vibration in drive or accelarating but not in neutral, reverse, or park



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It's your wheel bearings. I just had the same problem with my 2002 GLX with 100,000 miles. My dealership replaced them for a tidy $700 as I was in a jam and needed to get back on the road a.s.a.p.

You can pick up a set of bearing online for 90-100 dollars and change them in a couple hours. If you or someone you know is a good mechanic, it's a pretty simple job.

NOW I have a CV joint that is going bad, but it POPS and cracks as I turn corners. Its a distinctive sound.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008


If you hear the noise while the car is moving and usually accelerating and there is no noise when it is not moving then it could be a problem with the transmission, CV Joints or wheel bearings. From the way you describe it sounds like the CV Joints. These are the ones that transfer power from the transmission to the wheel while they allow the suspension to move up and down. If they wear out or get dirty they will start making a grinding / buzzing sound. You will find them ( 2 on each side ) connecting the center of the wheel to the transmission. There are 2 rubber boots protecting them, one close to the transmission, one close to the wheel. The joints have to be kept lubricated and clean, if any of these rubber boots is broken there is a good possibility that the CV Joint is failing and making the noise. If this is the case it will need replacement.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008


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