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

 

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Kimchio, Atlantic City, NJ, April 24, 2013, 13:11
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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.

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    April 24, 2013, 13:44
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    Rotate tires if that dosen't help have wheel bearings checked!

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    Kimchio, April 25, 2013, 10:57
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    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!

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    pushrod, April 25, 2013, 14:47
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    Got a buddy that has a little car savvy?

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    pushrod, April 25, 2013, 14:48
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    Got a buddy that has a little car savvy?

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    pushrod, April 25, 2013, 14:48
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    Got a buddy that has a little car savvy?

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    pushrod, April 25, 2013, 14:48
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    Well i dont know what happened there! Car can be checked pretty easy for bearing noise.

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    Kimchio, May 01, 2013, 10:09
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    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.

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    pushrod, May 01, 2013, 14:23
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    Cool!

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    April 24, 2013, 14:36
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    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.

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    Kimchio, May 01, 2013, 10:12
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    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.

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    November 18, 2014, 13:26
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    mine too is doing same thing please let me know what could be the solution

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    csubak30, November 18, 2014, 13:32
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    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!

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    acorrollado, November 23, 2014, 10:10
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    the mechanic said is the front wheel bearing, thank you, will keep informed

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