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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, winding noise in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Hello guys, Quick question.. I know I'm new to the AWD System, but is there supposed to be a winding ...
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    winding noise

    Hello guys,

    Quick question.. I know I'm new to the AWD System, but is there supposed to be a winding noise from the front wheels as you drive?? You can hear it very faintly from about 15 mph and as you go faster it gets a bit louder. If the radio is on it drownds it out but when you slow down say from 50+ it kind of sounds like a airplane slowing down. I was thinking it was because of the AWD but then agaiun this is my first car like this so I dont know. Anyone know what I'm even talking about???


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    Re: winding noise

    Sounds like it is probably a front wheel bearing

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    Wheel bearings usually growl, not sound like turbines.

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    Re: winding noise

    Quote Originally Posted by MoistCabbage View Post
    Wheel bearings usually growl, not sound like turbines.
    He said Airplane not Airliner or Jet when I picture an Airplane I think of a propeller roaring

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    Re: winding noise

    Its kind of like when you drive off the side of the road and you run over those groves. Just not as loud. As you slow down it dies down. Once you hit 50 mph it gets no louder. I didnt know if it was a wheel bearing or the AWD system. I will look into the wheel bearings. I should just replace both hubs then, thats what I did with my 04.


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    Re: winding noise

    Quote Originally Posted by Xtant12 View Post
    Hello guys,

    Quick question.. I know I'm new to the AWD System, but is there supposed to be a winding noise from the front wheels as you drive?? You can hear it very faintly from about 15 mph and as you go faster it gets a bit louder. If the radio is on it drownds it out but when you slow down say from 50+ it kind of sounds like a airplane slowing down. I was thinking it was because of the AWD but then agaiun this is my first car like this so I dont know. Anyone know what I'm even talking about???


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    Hello Xtant12,

    I see forum members have already engaged with your post and offered insight to your situation. I apologize for any inconvenience this is causing for you. I see you mentioned about looking into the wheel bearings and possibly replacing them. If you would like to further discuss this concern with me, please reach out via private message and include your VIN and current mileage.

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    Re: winding noise

    If it were a wheel bearing you should hear it all the time. With speed it would get louder but always present. I vote for a front axle joint.

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    Re: winding noise

    how hard is it to replace the wheel bearing???

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    Re: winding noise

    So I ordered this tonight,

    http://www.amazon.com/Timken-HA59026...s=2008+cts+hub

    Anyone know if its good? The moog at Advanced auto was 243.00 each.

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    Re: winding noise

    Here's a "How to" for a 1st gen SRX: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...b-install.html The CTS 1st gen or 2nd gen, front or rear is very similar, although torque specs might be different. Most people seem to think that the Timken hubs are the best and www.rockauto.com is a good source as is amazon.

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    Re: winding noise

    Timken is good that is what my b.f always uses on our cars and cars he is working on.


    All of my GM wheel bearings exhibited the same symptoms quiet to faint at slow speeds then the noise volume increased with engine rpm & mph

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    Re: winding noise

    One other thing...having a breaker bar handy is a good idea as the the hub bolts can be very stubborn due to the use of locktight at the factory.

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    Re: winding noise

    Thank you guys for your help. It means a lot!!I plan to do this the weekend of 8/24. Ill check back in and let you know how long it takes me and how it goes!!

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    Re: winding noise

    And yet another thing...make sure you evenly torque the lug bolts in a stepped manner, using a star pattern. The biggest cause of "warped" rotors is lug bolts being improperly torqued.

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