Easy step by step guide on how to locate an automotive drivetrain whirring noise,
these steps are featured in order of popularity, though step may vary per application
the process is the same.
Difficulty Level - 4
Begin with the vehicle on level ground safely lifted using jack stands and a
basic set of tools while wearing protective gloves and safety eye wear.
Step 1 - A tire with a scalloped pattern will cause a whirring sound at
speeds over about 40 mph and is caused by a combination of worn struts or shocks
and or tire imbalance. To check for this condition, pass a hand over the tread,
it should be relatively smooth, if high and low points exist, the tire is cupped
and needs to be rotated or replaced depending on severity.