2006 Toyota Corolla Q&A

2006 Toyota Corolla Question: Why does my 2006 Corolla sounds like a prop plane at speeds over 50?

When traveling at speeds over 50 miles per hour or so the inside of my car sounds like a prop plane. No engine lights are on, oil changed on time etc. The noise doesn't change depending on turning the car etc. it seems to be related to speed. I don't notice it at lower speeds as much. -
Answer 1
Rotate tires if that dosen't help have wheel bearings checked! -
Comment 1
Should I just rotate the tires, with no balancing or alignment for now to see if that helps first? I guess my question is, if I have balancing done or an alignment etc. and then later have to check the wheel bearings because the issue didn't go away will that undo the balancing of the tires? I don't want to pay for something and then have it wasted if tire rotation doesn't stop the noise. Thanks so much! -
Comment 2
Got a buddy that has a little car savvy? -
Comment 3
Got a buddy that has a little car savvy? -
Comment 4
Got a buddy that has a little car savvy? -
Comment 5
Well i dont know what happened there! Car can be checked pretty easy for bearing noise. -
Comment 6
Thanks so much. Had the oil changed and tires rotated and the noise was still there so a friend changed out the left wheel bearing and all is well now, just in time for a road trip to TN. I do appreciate the help. He was out of town when I posted my question originally. -
Answer 2
Wheel bearing is bad and needs to be replaced. Need to locate which one though. Wetry is right though it could be bad tire wear as well.....I'm betting wheel bearing. -
Comment 1
Thanks so much for your help-turns out you were right. Had the tires rotated and the noise was still there so a friend replaced the left wheel bearing yesterday and all seems well. Thanks again for sharing your expertise in this forum-saved me both time and money, in addition to avoiding a major problem on a long road trip to TN this weekend. -
Answer 3
mine too is doing same thing please let me know what could be the solution -
Comment 1
Check wheel bearings on front of vehicle. Just like his solution. Make a left turn if noise decreases probable driver side wheel bearing. Right turn decreases noise, probable passenger side wheel bearing. Can be both though as they get similar wear. Good luck! -
Comment 2
the mechanic said is the front wheel bearing, thank you, will keep informed -