Q: Car making humming noise when driving, but when I stop at the ref Light I don't hear the sound. Also when I go over 40mp get loud.

asked by on

My 2012 Camry making a humming noise when driving. If I increase my speed it get louder. Sound coming from around front area of car. When I stop at red light it don't make no sound. I don't know if it wheel bearing, axle? Need help resolving problem. Thanks.

My car has 94000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The problem seems to be either a wheel rubbing brake rotor for the lug nuts not being tight enough or a wheel bearing that is worn out. The noise occurs only when the vehicle is in motion. You could jack the vehicle up and check the front wheels. Make sure that the lug nuts are tight and that the tires are not rubbing anything. Then check to see if the wheel bearing is loose by prying up on the wheel. An axle will not make this noise, but rather it will make a clicking sound. If you are still having trouble looking for the sound, then I recommend getting help from an automotive professional, diagnose the noise and assist with the proper repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car making humming noise when driving, but when I stop at the ref Light I don't hear the sound. Also when I go over 40mp get loud.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Why did my car shut off when I put it in reverse

It is possible that this could have been a fluke issue. However if this is not the case I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified professional to determine if everything is functioning properly.

Q: The freeze plug failed and coolant mixed with oil. The tech says because it would be impossible to clean out all the gunk, I need

If the engine was run with coolant mixing with the oil it can damage the internal engine bearings and pistons. If it is severe enough the engine would need to be replaced or the entire engine rebuilt and all parts...

Q: Would this result in the check engine light turning on?

The check engine light indicates that the engine controller (ECU) has detected a fault in the system that could effect the exhaust emissions. The ECU stores a trouble code to help technicians diagnose the problem and lights the Check Engine...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.