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Q: Car hums when running hot

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When my car runs hot, there's a loud hum/whine.

A: Hi there. Vehicles can make all sorts of no...

Hi there. Vehicles can make all sorts of noises and whines, for many reasons. Because vehicles can run hot, and make noises for a variety of reasons, many times it is best to have a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the vehicle’s noise in order to properly diagnose the problem.

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