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Saturn VUE: At various constantly held speeds I feel a vibration

Customer Question

At various constantly held speeds I feel a vibration like the wind was catching a
plastic shroud under the vehicle. I also observe the tach bounce up a few RPS.
If I excelerate it stops.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Saturn
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sounds like a cowling vibration. It has been there for 20,000 miles. I can get to to occur at various speeds but most often
noticed in moderate, in town driving 20- 40 MPH Sound: burrrrrrr
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If perchance it is a wheel bearing, why do the RPS slightly bump up, why has it not gotten worse aftter 20,000 miles, and
why is it happening when speed is held constant. Hope you knew Click and Clack the Tappit Brothers. Ha Ha
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is***** for the question. If I am not online when you return please give me some time to get back to you. Can you tell me how many miles are on it and if the vehicle is all wheel drive?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The Saturn VUE is a 2005 AWD. Mileage 98000. It has made the noise for 20,000
I can usually create it at 40 MPH by barely excelrating.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
18 June 2015 09:44
The Saturn VUE is a 2005 AWD. Mileage 98000. It has made the noise for 20,000
I can usually create it at 40 MPH by barely excelerating.
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the response. It sounds like you have a failing torque converter. This is very common on this vehicle. If the torque converter starts to fail internally it will make this noise and will allow the rpms to change as you mentioned. It will more than likely need to be replaced.

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