Engine noise

Tiny
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  • 1997 SATURN SL2
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For a few months I have noticed that it sounds like my engine is running louder than usual as the owner of my vehicle I know what my engine sounds like I have had my car since 2006 so I know when my engine sounds different than usual I dont know if it needs a tune up but when I start to push the gas pedel and I get to like 20 mph and it sounds like a I dont know how to describe it like a humming noise I dont know if its my fan belts or something else my car runs great but it sounds like my engine is running muxh harder than usual
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 1:16 AM

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Tiny
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So it makes this noise while moving above 20 mph only?If so sounds like a wheel bearing. Does the noise get louder or quieter if you turn the wheel to the left or the right while going straight?
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 2:37 AM
Tiny
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When I go over 20 it makes the noise anything above it doe make that noise and come to think of it I think it does it sounds like my noise gets a little louder when I turn right or left I think I think I been having problem with it since I wanna say may or so and my car passed state inspection I asked my dad about it he dont know anything about cars and he said it sounded like a bubble in my tire and I dont think it would make that noise or anything I bought brand new tires last year or the year before how serious is it if it is infacvt the wheel bearing
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 3:08 AM
Tiny
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Sounds like a front wheel bearing does it sound like the noise is coming from the front?Also do you have jack stands and a floor jack?If so I can tell you how to check and see if the front wheel bearing is bad and which bearing is bad.A wheel bearing is serous if it gets bad enough it could lock the wheel up or worse.
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 5:57 AM
Tiny
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Yeah the noise is coming from the front of my engine
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 1:49 PM
Tiny
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So do you have jack stands and floor jack?So we can tell if it is the front wheel bearing and which one it is?
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 3:35 PM
Tiny
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Yeah I do in my car I have never used it though I woul have to have my dad jack it up for me
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 3:45 PM
Tiny
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If your talking about the one that comes with the car that wont work they dont raise the car high enough to get it on the jack stands. You have to have both wheels off the ground on jack stands. If no one has tools like that the knowledge to fix a car and at least a socket set with some 1/2" drive ones and a 1/2" drive breaker bar willing to spend some money to buy some tools to replace the wheel bearing if thats it then your better off taking it somewhere and have them fix it. Just dont let them say there both bad and need to be replaced because I habe seen very few cases where that happened on those cars.
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 3:56 PM
Tiny
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Yeah I have the one that came with my car I have a ramp that I can drive my car onto no unfortunetly I do not have that type of jack not that im aware of we do not have a jack that will lift my car off of the ground I cant remember how much it cost cuz I believe about a year or 2 ago I did have to replace one of my wheel bearing and I cant remember how much it cost are they expensive if it is infact my wheel bearings
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 4:03 PM
Tiny
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If you give me your zip code I will tell you about how much it will cost to replace.
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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My zip code is 23002 im really glad that I found this website you guys have helped alot
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 5:24 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome thats what were here for tell all your friends about our website. For one wheel bearing it would be 265-339.
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Friday, August 12th, 2011 AT 8:03 PM

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