Since December 2009, I've had new brakes (front and rear), a new CV boot, new front tires, and the usual (oil changes, alignment) maintenance performed on my 1997 Intrepid. About four weeks ago, my right rear tire blew out. When husband went to get a new one, he was told that the tire suffered a 'catastrophic failure.' The problem since then is an odd 'whooping' noise from the tire when first driving -- after several minutes, the sound disappears. Could this sound be indicative of a defective tire, or a bad
wheel bearing, which we suspect could be an issue? I have not noticed any grinding noises from that corner -- just the whirring/whooping sound. I've been told that it could be the new tire 'flattening out' but I'm not buying that one. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 AT 4:35 AM