I received a 2003 Saturn Vue with a new transmission installed a couple of years ago; it was given to me by my daughter. At speeds above 30mph there is a horrendous noise. I have no idea what's causing it but my guess is--- there is some place where the chassis is in contact with the cab and "tire noise" is being amplified by the cab. I suppose there could be a missing or misplaced rubber bushing or ?Thanks, XXXXX
Country: United StatesMake: SaturnModel: VueYear: 2003
I have no idea where to start.
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About your vehicle.
That can very well be a bad wheel bearing. One way to see is to jack up the vehicle and listen to the back of the hubs with a stethoscope, (or a long pipe) while the wheels are turning, (with engine running).
Another is to see if the sound changes when you turn into and away from it. A bad bearing on the right side, (front) will be louder when turned to the left, (while moving) and subside when turned to the right. Visa versa for the left side.
If so then the hub assembly, (with bearings in it) would have to be replaced.
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