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Kal-EL428 04-21-2013 04:10 PM

Rear end noise help
 
This past week (may have been longer, but I always have my radio on) I noticed a noise which sounds like is coming from the rear of my 02 SVT. The noise is speed sensitive, only happening while I am moving. I can best describe it as a steady “Whooooosh” sound or somewhat of grinding whoosh. Diffidently not a howl, screech or whistle IMO. The noise has been to some extent constantly happening since I first noticed it, but on occasion, getting much more noticeable when I make a turn. To top it off, Friday afternoon the ABS and Traction Control lights came on.
Other than the sound and the CEL, the car drives and feels fine to me.

Any ideas?

barker1964 04-21-2013 04:26 PM

Rear wheel bearing
 
I bet it's your rear wheel bearing. If you have a local Autozone and about 20 minutes per side you're good to go. cost is $25.99 per side.

cboeger 04-21-2013 04:31 PM

my car does that all that time, but its because i have subs in mine hue :>

CotyM 04-21-2013 04:35 PM

That is the sound of awesome whooshing of our romulan space fighters warp drive soaring through the void of space!

lol, but no really, I personally get allot of this sound when I'm running across concrete (road noise). But if your getting this on asphalt I'd also bet the rear wheel bearing.

Kal-EL428 04-21-2013 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barker1964 (Post 4693796)
I bet it's your rear wheel bearing. If you have a local Autozone and about 20 minutes per side you're good to go. cost is $25.99 per side.

20 minutes???
So, this is something I can do in my driveway? Any specialty tools needed?

Kal-EL428 04-25-2013 04:41 PM

Boy did my symptoms get WAY worse before they got better! It felt like my rear wheel was going to come off today.
It took a bit longer than 20 mins, but I am really thinking it was the bearing causing all my torubles...
http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/j...l428/photo.jpg

amc49 04-26-2013 01:23 AM

Get that center nut the correct tightness or you'll be doing it again in a week.


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