MY CAR IS MAKING ROAD NOISE OVER SMOOTH TERRAIN

  • Tiny
  • ChevyVan01
  • 2001 Chevrolet Venture
  • 230 miles

My 2001 Chevy Venture 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?
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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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 AT 3:10 PM

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

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 AT 3:55 PM
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Check all 4 tires for wear check rear bearings

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 AT 3:55 PM
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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.

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 AT 4:00 PM
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Place van on jack stands start and place in drive if noise is present then drivetrain if not suspension

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 AT 4:04 PM
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Thanks I'll try that. Could it be something as simple as needing new tires?

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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 AT 4:31 PM
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