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Old 05 Oct 2003, 10:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
Roger Redford
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Dear Experts,

Car: 97 Camry. 105K miles.

I've had a noise in my car for at least six months.
I'm still trying to figure out the noise in my car.

The noise in my car is related to speed. It is not
related to torque, or power. Meaning that the
noise does not go up or down according to how
much gas I give the car. The noise occurs mostly
during constant cruising speed, or while coasting.

You might think that the wheels were out of true.
Except that the steering wheel does not vibrate. So,
it's not the wheels.

I've noticed something interesting lately. When I'm
doing normal speed, and the road curves, the sound
varies from side to side. If I bank to the right, I
hear the noise. If I bank to the left, I don't
hear the noise.

Any ideas?


Thanks

(At groups.google.com, you can see different
postings about the same question:
Camry, Differential, and Transmission fluid
Strange, faint noise in Camry
How long do CV joints last in Camrys?)
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Old 05 Oct 2003, 10:10 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Roger Redford" <condor_222@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Dear Experts,
>
> Car: 97 Camry. 105K miles.
>
> I've had a noise in my car for at least six months.
> I'm still trying to figure out the noise in my car.
>
> The noise in my car is related to speed. It is not
> related to torque, or power. Meaning that the
> noise does not go up or down according to how
> much gas I give the car. The noise occurs mostly
> during constant cruising speed, or while coasting.
>
> You might think that the wheels were out of true.
> Except that the steering wheel does not vibrate. So,
> it's not the wheels.
>
> I've noticed something interesting lately. When I'm
> doing normal speed, and the road curves, the sound
> varies from side to side. If I bank to the right, I
> hear the noise. If I bank to the left, I don't
> hear the noise.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
> Thanks


Is it a soft drumming sound? If so its the CV on one or both sides.
Knackered wheel bearings can make a noise as they experience more load, as
in cornering.

Jason


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Old 06 Oct 2003, 12:38 am   #3 (permalink)
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Roger Redford wrote:

> I've noticed something interesting lately. When I'm
> doing normal speed, and the road curves, the sound
> varies from side to side. If I bank to the right, I
> hear the noise. If I bank to the left, I don't
> hear the noise.
>
> Any ideas?


you may like to get someone else to drive and you passenger, so you can
confirm it's not just your position in the car making you think it's a
side biased problem... and just because you don't feel any shudder
doesn't mean it's not related to the tyres.

Charlie
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Old 06 Oct 2003, 01:49 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like wheel bearing. Be careful though, they can really fool you. My
neighbor just had a problem that sounds just like yours. Three of us rode
in the car testing different speeds and turns. We all agreed that it was
coming from the front. The left front bearing was replaced to find that the
sound was still there. The right side was then replaced .... the sound was
still there. It ended up being the right rear wheel bearing.

MJ
"Charlie" <cdriver@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
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> Roger Redford wrote:
>
> > I've noticed something interesting lately. When I'm
> > doing normal speed, and the road curves, the sound
> > varies from side to side. If I bank to the right, I
> > hear the noise. If I bank to the left, I don't
> > hear the noise.
> >
> > Any ideas?

>
> you may like to get someone else to drive and you passenger, so you can
> confirm it's not just your position in the car making you think it's a
> side biased problem... and just because you don't feel any shudder
> doesn't mean it's not related to the tyres.
>
> Charlie



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Old 06 Oct 2003, 03:48 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Roger Redford wrote:


> I've noticed something interesting lately. When I'm
> doing normal speed, and the road curves, the sound
> varies from side to side. If I bank to the right, I
> hear the noise. If I bank to the left, I don't
> hear the noise.
>
> Any ideas?


Wheel bearings.


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Old 06 Oct 2003, 05:18 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks!

You say that it ended up being the right rear bearing.
When you turned, which direction gave you more noise?
Left or right?

I'll bet the owner will be really disappointed if the last
bearing goes, and he has to replace that one too.


"My Name" <myname@myhouse.com> wrote in message news:<QTWdnRQGn9reJByiXTWJjg@comcast.com>...
> Sounds like wheel bearing. Be careful though, they can really fool you. My
> neighbor just had a problem that sounds just like yours. Three of us rode
> in the car testing different speeds and turns. We all agreed that it was
> coming from the front. The left front bearing was replaced to find that the
> sound was still there. The right side was then replaced .... the sound was
> still there. It ended up being the right rear wheel bearing.
>
> MJ


> > Roger Redford wrote:
> >
> > > I've noticed something interesting lately. When I'm
> > > doing normal speed, and the road curves, the sound
> > > varies from side to side. If I bank to the right, I
> > > hear the noise. If I bank to the left, I don't
> > > hear the noise.
> > >
> > > Any ideas?

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Old 22 Oct 2003, 09:54 pm   #7 (permalink)
Roger Redford
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Well, here is the result.

The symptom was that when I banked to the right, I
would hear the noise, but much less so, when I
banked to the left.

The dealer looked at it, and changed the right
front wheel bearing. However, there was still
some noise. Although, it was less than before.

They said it was the tires. I didn't believe this
at first. They took another set of tires and
installed them. No more noise.

So, I asked them to switch the tires from side to
side. Now, the noise occurs when I bank the other
way, to the left.

Question:
Do you think that the bad wheel bearing might
have helped cause the problem in the first place?
Will it go away over time?

Thanks




condor_222@yahoo.com (Roger Redford) wrote in message news:<4be257cb.0310051902.367f54e6@posting.google. com>...
> Dear Experts,
>
> Car: 97 Camry. 105K miles.
>
> I've had a noise in my car for at least six months.
> I'm still trying to figure out the noise in my car.
>
> The noise in my car is related to speed. It is not
> related to torque, or power. Meaning that the
> noise does not go up or down according to how
> much gas I give the car. The noise occurs mostly
> during constant cruising speed, or while coasting.
>
> You might think that the wheels were out of true.
> Except that the steering wheel does not vibrate. So,
> it's not the wheels.
>
> I've noticed something interesting lately. When I'm
> doing normal speed, and the road curves, the sound
> varies from side to side. If I bank to the right, I
> hear the noise. If I bank to the left, I don't
> hear the noise.
>
> Any ideas?
>
>
> Thanks
>
> (At groups.google.com, you can see different
> postings about the same question:
> Camry, Differential, and Transmission fluid
> Strange, faint noise in Camry
> How long do CV joints last in Camrys?)

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