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1995 Honda Civic del Sol Question: Road Sound/Noise



Svelte, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Mobile, AL, June 19, 2011, 16:05

While driving, especially at 20 or more mph, I hear a kind of whirring road sound/noise. I've read where this could be front bearings or tires. I have had a pre-purchase inspection and work done on this car (timing belt, V=Tec O rings, distributor o-ring, transmission service)by an authorized Honda Service Center and they have not reported any problems. How can I determine this for myself?

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    June 20, 2011, 03:30

    Tires are simple to inspect - run your hands along the tread and make sure the surface is flat and even across the tread. If it's bumpy at all (high and low spots), it could be contributing to your noise.

    With bearings - the noise may increase or decrease on turns...see if there is any variance on turns.

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    Svelte, June 20, 2011, 12:58

    Thank You DaveJHM. I will do these things that you suggest. I have returned from running my hands across and along all four tires and find no high or low spots. The tires all have a tread depth at Lincon's eybrow on a penny. Also, I have not heard any difference in the whirring sound while turning. Most of the time, when I am turning, I'm not going that fast. But I have turned on Interstate ramps are a fairly quick speed and not heard anything unusual whilst doing so. The whirring sound occurs only when the vehicle is moving so I know it is not the engine.

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