Mechanics

MY CHEVY HAS ROAD NOISE AS IF I WERE DRIVING OVER RUMBLE STRIPS, BUT NOT AS LOUD AND THE SOUND IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO SPEED. THE NOISE ALSO DOESN'T CHANGE BY SWERVING LIKE WHEN TRYING TO DETERMINE IF IT A BEARING. WHAT IS THE NOISE?

2001 Chevrolet Venture • 230 miles

Road noise as if driving over rumble strips, but not as loud

The sound is directly related to speed.

The noise doesn't change when swerving like as if to determine a worn bearing.

I have rotated just the front tires to see if the noise would change and it has not
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ChevyVan01
May 12, 2012.



Noise comming from front? What happens if trans placed in neutral?


Docfixit
May 12, 2012.
Check all 4 tires for wear check rear bearings


Djcl
May 12, 2012.
Thank you for the replies. The noise does seem to come from the front and if put into neutral while driving the noise remains exactly the same. My alignment is also good if that matters.


Tiny
ChevyVan01
May 12, 2012.
Place van on jack stands start and place in drive if noise is present then drivetrain if not suspension


Docfixit
May 12, 2012.
Thanks I'll try that. Could it be something as simple as needing new tires?


Tiny
ChevyVan01
May 12, 2012.
Yes


Docfixit
May 12, 2012.