My 2002 Toyota Echo with automatic transmission is making a roaring noise. The noise (roaring sound) gets louder as I speed up. If I'm sitting with it idling, the noise stops. What could be causing this sound? It has over 100,000 and I have never had anything done to it except the oil changed, etc when I take it to the dealership for service.
Country: United StatesMake: ToyotaModel: EchoYear: 2002
My husband has repeated ask if it is the U joints and they just tell him no and do not give him any further information. According to the Service Desk man there is nothing wrong with it.
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Does it sound like it's more from the front or the rear?
Sound like it's from the area for the wheels?
If noise is in the front- does it lessen as you turn to one side or another?
It sound like it is in the front. In the last day or so the steering wheel has a slight virbration and increases as the noise gets louder and as I go faster.It does not sound like it is either of the front wheels. The wheels are on tight and in balance.Turning doesn't affect the sound of the noise. It seems the only thing that affects the sound is slowing down or speeding up.I thought it was the transmission but my husband told me it would be jerking or I would have a hard time changing gears.
Ok. This sounds like it could be a possible faulty Wheel Bearing. Unfortunately, there isn't much of a testing procedure besides the symptoms. Some times the wheels will have a bit of movement (which I am assuming is what is causing the vibration in the wheel). You can jack up one wheel at a time and grab it at 12 and 6 and try to shake it. Do the same with 9 and 3. Any play in the wheel is a sign, but like i say, not nessacarily going to present. If there is no play in the wheel, spin the wheel by hand, and listen as best you can along the wheel and drive shaft. If there is a slight hum, grind or scrape noise, this also points to a faulty bearing.
18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Toyota Diagnostics
The left front bearing was bad and has been fixed.Thank you so very much for your help.
Excellent! Glad I could help! Have a great day!