2001 Other Oldsmobile Models Odd whirring noise

Tiny
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2001 Other Oldsmobile Models 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Just today, our 2001 Intrigue started producing an odd "whirring/vibration" noise.

It seems to come from the front of the car, almost from within the engine compartment, but apparently only audible while in the car itself, and not from the outside. It is only heard while driving. I've placed the car in park and neutral, and revved the engine but heard nothing like I do when driving it.

It rises in pitch as the speed increases, but not with the RPM of the engine, and is a low vibration at lower speeds. It does not begin until ~20mph. A vibration can be felt through the brake pedal at the lower speeds.

I noticed that it almost disappears when making left turns at lower speeds when it is usually heard, i.E. 20-25mph. It is still heard though when making right turns at these same speeds.

Engine performance does not seem to be affected, pickup, etc.

At first I thought that it might be something stuck somewhere under the engine or wheel well that was vibrating in the wind as we picked up speed, but did not find anything that would cause this.

Any ideas?
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 3:28 PM

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Tiny
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I would have the brakes inspected and also cv joints, and possibly wheel bearings, it could be any of these I cant really get a feel of the noise by the your description but I would check those items anyway.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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Brakes were just inspected and rear ones replaced about 6 weeks ago.

I will check on the cv joints and bearings then.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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I understand you just replaced them (the brakes)but anything can happen, you never know
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 6:56 AM

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