Grinding Noise When in Drive
I have sifted through the forums this morning in an attempt to solve my problem but I was unsuccessful.
2010 2dr LT 2.2 Automatic trans 100k on it
Out of warranty
Three days ago I start hearing a low grinding noise that is purely rotational related but low in volume. Yesterday, the noise was louder. Today on my way to work it has gotten deeper and louder. This noise is coming from the middle to passenger side of the car
When the car is turned on but not moving the noise does not exist. When I am coasting in neutral the noise is still there. I do not think it's the transmission because the noise is unaffected through gear shifting and when I put it in neutral while coasting down the road.
Here's what I know from my brother in law (the mechanical one).
We had the tires off of both sides of the car and checked the assemblies for anything loose or moving that shouldn't have been. According to him, all of that feels ok. Wheel bearings are good on both sides. We then turned the wheels while the front end was off the ground and could hear the noise that I spoke of just not as loud because obviously we can only spin the tires so fast. It is definitely coming from the passenger side area by the front wheel but not as far at the wheel bearing. I did read something about the CV joint possibly being the issue. Is there a way to check this? It seems like the noise is more centrally located but yet on the passenger side. If it is not the CV joint, what could it be? Any help is greatly appreciated!