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Whiring noise in sync with wheel speed

After a long journey, I now hear a slight whiring noise, the pitch of which varies with the vehicle speed, not the engine speed.
I suspect (yet another!) bearing problem.
I have 130,000 km on the car (about 80,000 miles).
Any thoughts, before I take it to the mechanic?

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Id agree with the bearings but it could also be your tires if there new or even when they get warm they can hum

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

  • cody garrick Aug 27, 2008

    it could also be the brakes when they get warm feel the rims when it starts doing this and maybe splash some water on the rotors see if there getting real warm also check also check the pads for excessive wear

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