Question about 1999 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

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?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

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



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fix 4 wheel drive

You have a major failure in that differential, and it needs fixed (overhauled) very quickly, or you will need more that that fixed.
You may wind up needing a whole new front axle, if it is not too late already.
God bless your efforts.

Dec 14, 2015 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Porsche cayenne gearbox

a noise from a diff are , normally a high frequency harmonic sound while driving is from diff pinion bearings
if you decelerate and you get a noise normally as a low grumble ( low drumm noise )to a frequency noise is again the diff pinion bearings
you can distinguish the noise from power on to deceleration
the noise can be most noticeable with a slight load ( 2 people travelling at a steady speed say 60- 80 klm/hr) as a steady but harmonic pitch variation
the noise varies as the load is transferred from the bearing immediately behind the pinion gear to the bearing immediately behind the drive flange or in your case driven gear from the gear box
it is caused by a slight movement of the pinion which varies the correct mesh with the crown wheel , resulting in the whining sound
sorry but noise sounds are very hard to describe

Apr 15, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Whiring sound

Check coolant level.
Fill coolant to the MAX level

Jan 17, 2014 | 2010 Opel Zafira 1.7

1 Answer


Is it your belts squelling?Maybe your belt needs replaced.

Dec 07, 2012 | 2004 Jaguar X-Type

1 Answer

The transmission of my 1995 riveria seems to be slipping

you are possibly looking at a new clutch if manual drive, this sounds like the thrust bearing is warn ( whiring noise)as well as the clutch plate ( slipping as you accelerate), if its an auto, try topping up the fluid for the autobox, as this also sounds like its empty( whiring noise and loss of power to drive), dont forget when checking the auto box fluid, make sure the motor is running and obviously in park...hope this helps

Feb 09, 2010 | 1995 Buick Riviera

1 Answer

Help identify noise in Taurus - Sable

where does the noise come from? engine? back of car? can you feel it in the steering wheel? more through the brake pedal? is it worse under heavy braking? does it change when you brake or accelerate harshly?

Jan 15, 2010 | 1996 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

Braking, the vehicle shutters. also, whirring noise at low rpm

Could be a fan clutch. It allows the fan to "slip" up to speed and can make a wind noise untill it gets up to speed.

Jul 14, 2009 | 1997 Toyota 4Runner

2 Answers

Auto transmission(gear box)

The type of transmission fluid used in todays cars varies and must meet certain specifications.
The owners manual will tell you what type and what specifications the fluid has to meet. If you are still unsure go to a NAPA or other aftermarket parts store and take the owners manual with you.'
Hope this helps!

Sep 08, 2008 | 2005 Honda Accord

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

Related Topics:

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

77932 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides