WIRRING SOUND COMMING FROM FRONT END NOT CLUTCH GEARBOX OR BEARINGS

  • Tiny
  • phil7
  • 2000 Volkswagen Golf
  • 90,000 miles

A whirring sound comes when I decelerate and accelerate

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 5:03 PM

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  • mhpautos
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  • 29,864 posts

Start with removing the external drive belts and running the engine if the noise is still there it will proberbly be a faulty timing belt idler or tensioner bearing. Check this and let me know what you find, if in doubt about doing this get a mechanic to do the check for you.

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 9:40 PM
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  • Dan_K
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The differential (final drive) bearings in the gearbox may be bad. When was the last time the gear oil has been changed?

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 AT 9:50 PM

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