2000 Pontiac Grand Am Sounds like a "Prop Plane"

Tiny
TRAILRIDEGUY
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  • 2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 155,000 MILES
My car has a new noise that I noticed just the other day. It has started to sound like a "propeller driven" car! (EXACT same noise as prop.)
Has no relation to the engine speed. Just speed of vech. As I go faster, it gets louder, 'till you hit around 55mph, then "seems" to get quiter. But does NOT go away until I stop at a light. Slow down below 20 mph)

If I take a hard right turn, seems to lesson a bit. Poss go away.
I'm thinking CV joint. But how do I know which side? Could it be anything other then that? (I pulled the front wheels and looked for bad boot. Slop. But all looked good. So I can't tell!) Should I be worried about catistrophc failure? (Sp?)

Where should I be buying these parts? (Is it a better part @ the dealer?)
Thanks, Don M.
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 11:43 AM

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Tiny
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This is a problem you might have to let someone at a shop take a look at. It could be just a wheel bearing or a bad bearing in the final drive in the transmission. I have herd both make this noise.
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Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 4:44 PM
Tiny
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Front wheel bearing. No doubt.
Best to get them both fixed each side. This will also fix any ABS sensor problems because a new hub and bearing assembly comes with new ABS connections. Good Luck
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Thursday, March 26th, 2009 AT 8:14 AM

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