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Roaring while driving

While I'm driving down the road, my car makes a really loud roaring noise, what do you think the problem is, could it be the struts or an alignment, the tires are new. I've also checked the bearings and they seem to be tight, the tire doesn't move when examined.

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  • tearsfromhea Jun 22, 2009

    I was hit on the front driver side and the plastic is bent in there, but I think the roaring was before that accident. I believe the breaks are normally hot.

  • tearsfromhea Jun 23, 2009

    Not it doesn't roar while I'm sitting in park giving the car gas

  • Benjamin Walton May 11, 2010

    is there any sign of rubbing plastic that is free to be blown into your tire while driving? is it pulling to one side or the other, also are your brakes hot after this noise, hotter than usual



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Have you checked the fan clutch assembly?

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  • Bruce Hathcock Jun 22, 2009

    If you were hit that changes things, But a roaring would be caused by the fan or belts hitting on something, that's if it's coming from the engine compartment. If the roaring is coming from the bearing on the side you were hit on then it would most likely be a bearing or a piece of plastic that is running against the tires. does it roar when you are not moving and give the engine gas?



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