Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Truck making loud gear noise when driving

asked by on

My truck is making a loud gear noise while I am driving, though the noise goes away when I turn left. I noticed the noise is getting louder. In addition, the Check Engine light is on.

A: This type of noise is typical of a bad hub ...

This type of noise is typical of a bad hub bearing. When you turn left, you put more pressure on the right tire stressing the already bad bearing. This is why the noise seems to get louder. Bad hub bearings can separate causing the tire and part of the hub to come off the vehicle. This can be dangerous as it typically happens while driving. I suggest getting it checked out by a qualified mechanic who can verify this is the cause of the noise. The Check Engine Light will be a separate issue in this case and the mechanic will be able to scan the vehicle to extract the code. If you have noticed any drivability issues besides the noise I would mention this to the mechanic as well as it can help with the diagnosis.

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

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: Radiator leak

Hello there! To verify if the radiator is in fact leaking, I would recommend that a well-trained technician performs a pressure test on the cooling system. Pressure testing the system will expose any coolant leaks in the system and make...

Q: Car hesitating first thing in the morning

Hi there. Your transmission consists of many different components which need to work in sync in order for it to perform properly. A lack of pressure, low fluid, fault shift solenoids, and valve bodies can be your issue. I'd strongly...

Q: My engine light and wrench illuminated, rough idling, when stopped and gas pedal depressed it snatches in gear.

Hello. If the Check Engine Light has come on I would always start with a code check. I would use my scan tool to see what codes are in the system as that would give me a good indication of...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.