Q: Making strange noise while accelerating and decelerating.

asked by on December 28, 2015

The car makes a strange noise while accelerating and decelerating. It's not constant and very subtle, like a hum.

When you observe noise coming from your engine, it can be a startling event. Without a mechanic’s ear to listen, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what you are hearing. Luckily we can narrow down these noises based on the fact that they are increasing and decreasing with the engine speed of your Town & Country. What you are hearing is a rotational noise and this will likely involve the tires, wheel bearings or possibly the brakes of your car. My next recommendation is having a certified mechanic thoroughly inspect the noises in the vehicle. This will allow them to gain some insight on where to look next for the problem. Due to the tires, wheel bearings and brakes being located so close together, it takes the experience of a certified mechanic to identify the exact reason you are hearing this noise, making sure it is addressed correctly the first time.

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

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

2009 Chrysler Sebring intake manifold runner problems

I'm guessing you have the common P2004 code, which stands for 'Intake Manifold Runner Stuck Open.' While the manifold runner valve is a common reason for this code, there are other potential culprits as well. A mechanical problem with the...

There is no fuel to the fuel rail. There are error codes of p0461 and p2066. The fuel tank is half full.

Hi there. The fuel level sensor in the fuel tank has either failed or has an open in the wiring and the computer has caught this and stored the codes P0461 and P2066. You will need to remove the fuel...

My steering wheel is shaking

Just because the wheel has weights attached to it doesn't mean it is balanced correctly. My guess is that the wheels/tires are out of balance. However, the problem could also be worn steering/suspension parts or tires. A bent rim...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Rock Climber
If If you’re a rock climber, you want a vehicle that gets you where you need to go, even if the terrain gets rough. You may be living out of your vehicle at times, so you also want a rig...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country
While While the Chrysler Town & Country has been in production for over half a century, the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country is anything but old-fashioned. The model got a huge overhaul in 2011 and saw a few new upgrades...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Interior Designer
As As an interior designer, you need to transport a great many different items, including fabric, paint and wallpaper samples and sometimes even furniture items. You probably don’t handle overly large loads very often, and when you have to, you’ll...