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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-20-2014, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Whirring Sound After 20+ Mph

The last few days I've been getting a whirring sound after I reach 20mph or more and it gets worse the faster I go. It sounds like my engine is just punching out a ton of RPMS but it's not and I can't figure out where this whirring sound is coming from. I had two tires replaced and a bent rim straightened a few weeks ago but I don't think it's related to that. Any idea what it is or how I might be able to trouble shoot? 61,000 miles.
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Could be a wheel hub. Does it make more noise when you turn to one side?

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Could be a wheel bearing. When did you bend the rim?
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I bent the rim about a month ago. It was straightened out and didn't have noise until this much later. I also searched some other threads where people were talking about a rubber ring in the firewall behind the pedal that got loose.

Swanman, it doesn't not make more noise when I turn to one side or the other.
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Wheel could be off balance

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Hey yank918,

I understand you are seeking input from forum members; if you decide to work with a dealership to get this potential whirring sound looked into, please keep me posted as to your progress. Feel free to private message us if we can be of assistance.

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Annoying driving noises are hard to diagnose without being there to pinpoint location. It could be anything from wheels, drivetrain, tranny to motor, belts & loose parts. I say get some help...take it to a dealer & let them chase the gremlin.

If you had bent rim...were you in accident? Could be related to recent work...

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Hub bearing. When you hit whatever you hit to bend your rim, you hit hard enough to flatten a couple of the bearing rollers in the hub. What you're hearing is the flat spots rolling on the races. Replace the hub bearing on the side that has the sound.

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