1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 149000 miles
Hi I hear a noise when I drive my car. I believe its from the bottom middle of the car where the cat. Cover is? I checked the cat cover and didnt see any punctures or tears.
It doesnt make any noise when I am idle. Just when I hit 20 mph I hear a loud rumbling noise. It does not affect driving at all but it just bugs me enough because I can hear it and plus I have to crank my radio up loud.
The noise you described is similar to what I had when my car was 102K old. I have a 1998 4cyl. Accord EX too. There was a roaring sound that seems to come from under but no visible leaks or holes underneath.
I have wasted hundreds of of dollar in dealership shops until a friendly mechanic finally diagnosed and fixed it. It was the bearing and hub assembly of my right front wheel. The unacceptable clearance of approximately 1/16" was causing the loud rumbling sound. The mechanic suggested replacing the axle too but I did not go for it.
My previous internet readings reveals that this is common for Honda accords with more than 100K mileage.
October, 15, 2008 AT 11:07 PM
Does the bearing just wear out?
I did get my tires replaced a couple of months ago? Could it be due to negligence by pep boys employees?