I have a 2004 Cavalier that has started making what I can best describe as a low, roaring noise while driving. It does get louder with acceleration and at speeds about 30mph. The sound stops when the car is idling. There are no other sounds (clicking, grinding, scraping, etc.) Turning the wheel makes no difference in the noise. The power steering hose was flushed a few months ago as there was a groaning when you turned the wheel. This seemed to fix the problem until now. There is also an issue with the vents. The air flow is only directed out of the front vents. None on the floor, or defrost. I do know the serpentine belt needs replaced. Could this all be due to that? I am trying to avoid an expensive repair as I will soon be purchasing a new car, but I'm concerned about driving the car as is for any long distances. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 3:29 AM