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We have 2005 Nissan maxima with a like a whirring noise.

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We have 2005 Nissan maxima with a like a whirring noise. Told it could be tyres or a wheel bearing. Clock had just turned over 100000k's it was happening at about 70k and now now at 50 k per hour. We have changed tyres and still same noise. Heard they had problems with transmission ours is 2005 model stl maxima in australia
JA: Have you ever changed a tire on this vehicle?
Customer: Yes just yesterday bought 4 new tyres
JA: Are you fixing your Maxima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We have it for sale and just heard noises
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: What would be the problem ?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 months ago.

Is the transmission shifting properly?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Not sure I told my husband it seems to be shifting slower I think not sure
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Mike V. replied 7 months ago.

Normally a whirring type of sound is actually a wheel bearing. While the transmission might be having a problem, there aren't many bearings in it that will cause this type of noise. I suspect it's a front wheel bearing, try weaving back and forth in the lane as you drive it, if the noise goes louder and softer this usually means it's a bearing problem.

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