Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Noise at rear of vehicle

asked by on

I hear noises at the rear of the vehicle.

A: A noise in the rear of the vehicle could be...

A noise in the rear of the vehicle could be three things: the rear end bearings or gears are bad; your wheel bearing is bad; or your U -joint is failing. If your rear end is going bad you will notice a grinding sound that will have a significant difference in sound when you put it under more stress by accelerating faster. If your u joint is failing then you will more than likely hear a knocking sound that will get louder the more load you put on it. A wheel bearing will make a grinding sound but will stay steady regardless how fast you accelerate. I would recommend having a technician for YourMechanic come out and inspect the sound and determine what needs to be fixed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: it whisles while i release the gas petal , then it stops after a while

The noise is coming from the throttle body and it is caused by carbon build up in the throttle body, intake, and idle air valve. The build up will cause at times a whistle as air is passing by the...

Q: Shifting issue

working on this

Q: Reversed jumper cables and now car won't start even with a new battery.

A number of things may have occurred when the jumper cables were reversed. The battery cables themselves may be fried and require replacement in order to start the vehicle. The PCM or the main computer in your vehicle may also...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...