2003 Saturn Vue 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles
I have this strange noise coming from under the hood, but only when NOT in gear or while in Park.
It sounds like a " wha, wha, wha" noise, almost like a loud engine idle sound.
I first noticed it after a routine oil change, the first oil change where I started using full synthetic oil instead of the bled I was using before (all been performed at a local reputable shop).
since it started (6 months ago or so) the car runs great, and performs as you would expect every other way.
I've been reading and looking at online videos and best I could come up with is a similar noise a manual transmission is making with bad throwout bearing.
I visited my trusted mechanic who pulled out his " stethoscope" and listened around while in gear and out and he says the noise is coming out of the transmission.
Before I go to a local trans. Shop and get milked, I wanted to be armed with some more information about possible problems/solutions.
Thank you in advance : )
Sunday, May 16th, 2010 AT 11:30 PM