Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What else can it be?

asked by on

Recently replaced front driver side wheel bearing and axle to try to eliminate a noise/vibration. It's a buzzing sound that increases with speed and felt on the steering wheel, gas pedal. Noise and vibration goes fully off for a few seconds when I suddently turn left at high speeds but comes back as soon as I have wheels back straight. I'm thinking is the P/Steering pump now since streering wheel is a bit tight. Just bought SUV. No winding noise while taking turns. I also turned vehicle off in the highway going 55Mph, put tranmission on Neutral and noise/vibration continues exactly the same. Trying not to replace anything else again that is not necesarry. Thanks

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: From what you’ve described, this sounds lik...

From what you’ve described, this sounds like potentially a power steering pump issue since the noise increases with speed which indicates it may be something related to the speed of pulley components. I would check power steering fluid levels to rule out the possibility of the pump just being low on fluid. If the problem continues to persist, consider contacting a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, who can diagnose the noise you’re hearing and help you fix it accordingly.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: on timing belt replacement, what else should be replaced?

Hello. When changing the timing belt there are other parts that should also be replaced while you are in there. I would replace the timing belt, the idler pulley, the tensioner and pulley, the water pump, and the camshaft and...

Q: The engine ticking on a '95 Lexus LS 400

The first thing you'd want to do is get someone to check the valve lash--it may need the valves adjusted. Those things have pretty bullet-proof engines but they do have the valve adjustments on them that are little, stainless steel...

Q: When I make a sharp turn I hear a grinding like noise coming from the hood of my truck ddo I need to replace power steering pump

Hi, thanks for writing in. The first thing to check is the level of your power steering fluid. Is the fluid full and in good condition? If the pump is worn out, or has been run dry, it may need...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...