SOUND COMING OUT OF THE DRIVER SIDE FRONT WHEEL

  • Tiny
  • stumped and stupid
  • 2004 Saturn Ion
  • 120,000 miles

My wife's car has a sound coming out of the driver side front wheel. It gets louder as I increase speed. What is it? The mechanic that I took it to said that it was not the tires or the wheel bearings. He thinks it is the trans axle but did not sound to sure. Is there a way I can test it out to see if that is what it could be? Any other ideas?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 AT 10:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Is it making any noise while making turns?

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Friday, June 22nd, 2012 AT 10:35 PM
  • Tiny
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Makes the same noise. The noise seems to be controlled by the speed of the car. Turn right or left the noise does not change. I am currently rotating tires to see if that will fix the problem. The drivers front (where the noise is coming from) rotor seem to be loose. Could this cause the noise?

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Friday, June 22nd, 2012 AT 10:49 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Just to add to this one the rotor will be loose if the wheel is removed. Do you have a floor jack and jack stands?

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 AT 3:18 AM
  • Tiny
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Yes. Lifted the front end. Placed the vehicle in drive and the sound is not there. Seems to be only when under the weight of the vehicle. I can not see any wear marks or otherwise damage.

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Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 AT 4:44 AM

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