Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: There is a loud humming noise coming from from passenger side of car that starts at about 40mph.

asked by on

There is a loud hum coming from from passenger side of car that starts at about 40mph. I thought it was my tires because I had an oil change last week and they put air in my tires, but it felt strange. It's supposed to be at 32 and when I checked the tire the guy had put them at 45. I let some of the air out but this did not solve the problem. It also feels like the steering is loose.

My car has 96000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy...

Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help.

I would suggest checking the wheel bearings as a worn wheel bearing can create this loud hum you are describing. Wheel bearings are subjected to a lot of friction and heat and when they wear out, this is the type of sound they can make.

If you would to further inspect this or if you'd like help changing your wheel bearings, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect this issue for you, and perform any repairs as needed.

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: What should I know about using the electronic compass?

If your car is equipped with an electronic compass, you’ll find it displayed in the center information console (note: this is not available on all Fusions). It provides handy direction information, but there are a few things you should know:...

Q: Humming noise

Hi, thanks for writing in. My personal experience with a humming noise while driving could be 2 things. You may need a front end alignment or wheel bearing. To check your wheel bearings you will need to jack up the...

Q: Steering wheel jerking

Hello. If there is a consistent jerk occurring, then it is typically a spool valve problem in the rack and pinion. This would require replacement of the entire rack and pinion assembly. It can also be caused by a failing...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.