CHEVY WHATS THE PROBLEM?

2002 Chevrolet Malibu

Tiny

bcald44

August, 5, 2009 AT 11:26 AM

Noises problem
2002 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 89000 miles

The vehicle is making a loud whining sound and it gets louder the faster you drive. No problems while idling. It seems to be originating from the center or maybe from the passenger side. Also there is a noticable vibration during this. What cold be wrong? I'm torn between wheel bearings or CV joints. But then again I may be way off.

3 Answers

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

September, 7, 2009 AT 12:28 AM

A CV joint won't make that sound. A bearing can. Does the sound change when you make turns?

Tiny

bcald44

September, 7, 2009 AT 9:50 AM

Yes. When you turn left it gets louder. Turn right and it gets quieter. You thinking its a wheel bearing then?

Tiny

TakeChargeSarge

September, 15, 2009 AT 2:29 AM

Bcald44,
Sounds to me as if the power steering fliud level has gotten so low the pump is trying to cavitate. Make sure the power steering fluid reservoir is serviced to proper level.
TakechargeSarge

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