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Old 04-02-2007, 04:26 PM   #11
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Default RE: the diagnose my problem game! 'whirring' noise said the 'sound' changes volume as speeds change, meaning it gets louder/softer as speed increases/decreases...I'm just guessing the wind resistance may have an effect on that thing thats causing your problem.

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:35 PM   #12
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I don't think it's wind resistance... I wasn't going that fast when it made noise.

Nothing was done to the car recently to cause it... something broke or wore out.

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:45 PM   #13
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Ok.. try checking your driveshaft where it connects to the the tranny and then to the diff. look on either wheel and check for leakage that would signify a worn out axle seal... which could cause you to lose gear oil and make a whinning noise.. jacking the car up would help the process a lot. -Chris

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:01 PM   #14
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Are you SURE it doesn't matter with gear change? Mine does it in first like a mo fo, then it switches and still does it, but not as bad. Can you get a video for us?

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:10 PM   #15
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These are some hillarious suggestions. However, I will bet $100 American that it's an axle bearing. Good luck Red.

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:12 PM   #16
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i'm still betting it's rear-end related. i know dragging brakes don't usually whirr but that might be worth checking out too

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Old 04-02-2007, 07:14 PM   #17
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Seriously though, I'd go with the output/tail shaft on the Tranny. You may need to put a sleeve on the driveshaft where it goes into the tranny. Excessive play could cause that. When it's up in the air, the drive shaft should have a little bit of play (side to side) where the u-joints are at butthepart that goes from theu-joint retainerinto the tranny should be solid.
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Another thing to check would be the fluid level of the tranny/rear diff if possible..

Axle bearings could be checked by swerving the car left/right and if the noise gets louder on one side, then it's time for new bearings.. They're not too bad to change, just remember torent /borrown a bearing puller and a good slide hammer...

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My car is making the same sound and just found out yesterday that I have a knot in my front passenger tire. Could this be where the noise is coming from?

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maybe you have a knot on your front tire?
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