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Sudden onset whining/howling engine noise. 2004 Lexus es330.

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Sudden onset whining/howling engine...

Sudden onset whining/howling engine noise. 2004 Lexus es330

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

Automatic transmission. 20,000 miles.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '04 Lexus?

Es 330

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your ES yourself? What have you tried so far?

We're not fixing it ourselves. Don't have that skill

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Can't think of anything...

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Lexus Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 2 months ago

Sometimes a wheel bearing will cause this type of noise. Take the car for a test drive and weave back and forth in the lane. If the sound gets louder and softer then we know it's a wheel bearing. If there isn't any change, it may be the transmission itself, but most of the time it's just one of the wheel bearings.

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