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2001 Saturn SL2 Question: What causes a high pitched noise while driving on the freeway?

 

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S.Bryn, San Diego, CA, November 09, 2011, 08:45
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My car started making this noise (similar to a cassette tape rewinding) while driving on the freeway. It stops when I bake and slow down below 40mph. Is t related to the brake/rotors?

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    Tyreguy November 09, 2011, 08:55
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    More than likey, you have wheel bearing staring to fail. A test drive by a competent mechanic may be in your best interest.

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    Convoy Auto Repair & Towing (38 Answers) , San Diego, CA - (858) 560-9131
    ConvoyAuto November 09, 2011, 13:40
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    Great description! The noise you have described can come from a few different areas. It could be tires that have abnormal wear, brakes rotors, disc pads and/or bearings. It would require a complete diagnosis to pinpoint the exact source and the proper repair procedure. This testing runs $ 39.95 and is no charge with repairs.

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