Just noticed this morning that my car intermitendly makes a loud noise (not the screaching belt noise) when I accelerate at any speed. I could not recreate the sound in neutral and pressing the accelerator, it only seemed to happen while in drive. I also noticed it sounded regardless of AC on or off? Any ideas?
scary noises while accelerating on 2000 Nissan Xterra
by jalexo7 in Indianapolis, IN on October 05, 2009
ANSWER by matte on October 05, 2009
Could be a differential, drive axle, or wheel bearing/hub issue, among other problems. Best thing to do--take it into a shop immediately to have it diagnosed. Continuing to drive could cause more expensive damage.
ANSWER by Dominic Tucci on April 11, 2015
One of the bearing is WHIPPED!