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2008 Dodge Avenger Question: "howling" when driving. louder as speed increases. Cause?

 

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Colt45, Elk Grove, CA, February 22, 2011, 08:54
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Wife's car. I drove it yesterday and noticed a "howling" that started at about 15 mph and gets louder the faster I drove. Transmission "feels" fine when driving. Shifting is good. No noise when idleing or reving up engine. No noise in neutral. Could this be transaxle issue?

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    Boston1 February 22, 2011, 09:15
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    always check all the wheel bearings first.

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    Colt45, February 22, 2011, 15:35
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    Did not think of wheel bearings. I will check those first.

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    Visitor, March 04, 2011, 19:56

    yup. drivers side wheel bearing hub was causing the noise. Went ahead and replaced both fronts. Took less that 90 minutes. Its great to have tools.

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    Precision Automotive Service (101 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 256-2796
    Precision Automotive Repair February 22, 2011, 21:44
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    Wheel bearings. Does the intensity and rythym of the noise change or can you hear a difference when swerving left/right at a steady speed?

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