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Old 04-02-2007, 02:12 PM   #1
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I have no clue wtf is going on... here are the clues, whoever can guess what it wrong with my car wins bragging rights:

It makes a "whirring sound"... you know, the "whoosh" sound... no clunking or grinding, but a whirring at anything above 10mph, it's not super loud, but still audible while driving with the windows up.

It sounds like it's coming from the front or middle of the car... so I'm thinking / hoping it's not the rear end?

It changes with vehical speed, but not rpm... tranny gear doesn't matter, and the noise changes pitch as I slow down.

tire pressure is fine. could it be something with the driveshaft?

thanks in advance. [:@]

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Old 04-02-2007, 02:17 PM   #2
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My car only makes the "whirring" sound when in nuetral with the clutch engaged.When you push the clutch in the sound goes away.
In your case could it be the TOB?
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:21 PM   #3
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it's an auto
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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Check you tailshaft housing, since this is the next likely candidate.... It's possible the brash bushings could be shot...Do you launch your car hard?? How's the tranny mount look?? The rubber should be firm, and have a small gap, or spacing in between it...



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i was gonna say alternator bearings, but the fact that it doesn't change with engine rpm rules that out. maybe it could be something in the rear end, how many miles do you have?

i know a lady that had a grand vitara with a real bad whine coming from the middle of the car. after a new transmission the mech found out it was a broken tooth on the ring gear. hopefully this isn't the case
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:39 PM   #6
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Got any floor jacks? Jack up the rear wheels off the ground, start 'er up & put it in gear. Does it still whirr with the rear wheels spinning off the ground?
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maybe you have a knot on your front tire?
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63K miles. I looked at the tires, they seem ok. My initial suspicion was that something was stuck in the tire... but it doesn't appear to be anything, and it's not like the usual "click click click" you hear when you have a nail or screw in the tire when you go real slow. I haven't had a chance to get under the car yet, it started acting up this morning on my way to work, just trying to get some idears on what to check out when I get a chance to get under it. The car doesn't get launched too hard (at least I wouldn't classify it as "hard"), it's a daily driver.
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the noise changes pitch as I slow down.


does it become louder when you speed up? may possibly be the AC?
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AC, as in air conditioning? [&:] I really really doubt it. for one, it wasn't on, and two, it has nothing to do with engine rpm, as far as I can tell.

and if you mean IAC, that should be ruled out because motor rpm doesn't affect it. I'm almost 100% positive it is something between the transmission and the tires, not anything in the engine bay.
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...you 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.

Did you remove your air silencer? [8D]
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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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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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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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These are some hillarious suggestions. However, I will bet $100 American that it's an axle bearing. Good luck Red.
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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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Hell Hath Freezeth over...Red is posting in the Tech section [8D]

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...

Do you get any chassis vibration at higher speeds??



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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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