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Old 04-21-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 04-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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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.
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my car does that all that time, but its because i have subs in mine hue :>
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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.
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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?
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #6
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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...
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Get that center nut the correct tightness or you'll be doing it again in a week.
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