: Whirring Noise



90Brougham350
05-31-06, 05:54 PM
I have a whirring noise that's pretty quiet, but noticeable nonetheless. It's not a bearing, it's quieter sounding. I can hear it echo off buildings. It's coming from the front driver wheel. It stops when I turn the wheel. It's constant whether I hit the brakes or not, only stops when I turn the wheel. Any ideas?

N0DIH
05-31-06, 06:44 PM
Wheel bearings change tone with load, like rising and falling over a bump.

If you kill the engine, does it stay on? Like a trans pump or power steering groan? Is PS fluid low? Is it the wrong viscosity?

90Brougham350
05-31-06, 09:33 PM
Nah, it's definately some rotating part of the wheel system. I can shut the car off and it'll still make the noise.

N0DIH
06-01-06, 01:26 AM
Got a brake pad wearing funny?

Destroyer
06-01-06, 10:08 AM
I'm betting its the hubcaps. Mine did the same thing.

Zorb750
06-05-06, 02:03 AM
Hubcaps?

:wtf:

Benzilla
06-05-06, 02:12 AM
Hubcaps?

:wtf:
Wheel covers :bigroll:

Destroyer
06-05-06, 12:50 PM
Mine would make a whirring noise from the front. Kinda squeaky whirring noise. Sprayed some wd40 along the edges where the hubcap (sorry, er... wheel cover:bigroll: ) goes on the rim and it stopped.

90Brougham350
06-05-06, 04:47 PM
Alright, I'll give that a try! Thanks!

N0DIH
06-14-06, 06:05 PM
Any results?

90Brougham350
06-14-06, 11:25 PM
It must be something with the brakes or I dunno, the WD-40 didn't change the noise at all.

Zorb750
06-21-06, 05:45 PM
I actually just had an interesting experience with a whirring noise.

After putting together the right side front of my Eldorado (wheel hub, brake, constant velocity joint), I had a high pitched whirring noise, but only when that wheel was loaded (weight). It was too high a pitch to be a bearing, and sounded like a brake wear indicator. I took the pads off and looked at them, they were near perfect (6000 or so miles), and checked for a bent squeak strip (happened to me before). I put it back together, the noise was still there.

It turned out to bethat I somehow bent the bottom corner of the shield behind the brake disc, to the point that it was VERY close to the disc, and would hit the disk right at the edge (and make noise) as soon as the weight of the car was shifted.

It was a stupid stupid problem and an easy fix (bend to be an even distance at top and bottom).