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#114 of 138 Re: Annoying Vibration! [loader73]
Sep 15, 2011 (9:45 pm)
To my understanding, a bad wheel bearing on these newer cars sound like a whizzing alternator type sound (as my Lumina APV had), unlike the older vehicles that had a rough groveling sound.
Though you are all claming this is a vibration sound?
There were 8 (eight) front wheel bearing services performed on my vehicle by the previous owner at a Saturn dealership before the vehicle was 3 years old, wouldn't this have qualified for a lemon law or something?
Sep 15, 2011 (10:05 pm)
Note on the backside of the inboard rotor (toward the center), there is a small round tab that looks like it's part of a heat shield assembly that rubs while rotating causing a jangling noise. On occasion I have bent this tab out but since it's a spring metal it eventally starts rubbing again. I can't figure out it's function either.
#116 of 138 A few different problems with my Vue
Sep 29, 2011 (6:49 am)
Hello everyone. My name is Billy and my wife and I own a 2003 Vue AWD Redline Edition. We purchased this used back in 2009 and since day one it makes a noise at 30 mph and above while driving. It almost sounds like you're going over a rumble strip on the highway. Sometimes it repeats itself over and over and sometimes it's one and done. Another issue is a whizzing like noise while driving 30 mph and above. My mechanic went for a ride with me so I could show him and he heard both noises. The rumble strip noise he said could possibly be something with tranny maybe and the whizzing noise sounds like a bad wheel bearing. Has anybody else had these issues and if so, are the repairs costly? I am worried about because of the AWD that the axles could be bad also. We also have an issue when trying to turn the Vue on after inserting the key that we have to fight it to turn it over like the key gets stuck and doesn't want to turn. Any help would be greatly appreciated as we are considering trading it in for something else as we don't know how costly the repairs would be or what the issues are for that matter!
#117 of 138 Re: A few different problems with my Vue [shadyb721]
Sep 30, 2011 (5:39 am)
I have a 2007 Vue AWD V6 with the same rumble strip noise but I have come to the conclusion that it is the loosely installed body panels and front grille assembly. All of the parts are plastic composite and expand and contract with heat and cold so they are installed with give. Other than the constant rattles and squeaks, the car is great but I am getting rid of it because of the annoying sounds.
I had a whiny noise, more like a low hum that turned out to be a front wheel bearing. About a $300 repair. Good luck.
#118 of 138 Re: Please Help! [kaayzee]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:04 pm)
Ok Hadte entire front suspension replaced at my cost .took it to the dealer to have the torque converter adjusted. now experience the vibration at 40 to 50 miles per hour instead of 25-30. the transmission is now squealing and it feels like the back brakes no longer work. the car bearly will stop when in reverse. but this is absurd. 60,000 miles not paid off. what recourse do I have so I know what to say when I go back to the dealer?I was told by a prive mechanic this is all due to the awd transmissions.
any help appreciated !
#119 of 138 Re: Please Help! [kaayzee]
Dec 29, 2011 (1:09 pm)
I really hate to be the person with the bad news, but the vibration is the steering column... something in them starts to wear out and you get that vibration... if you start to feel the vibration, take your left foot and prop it up against the column where it comes through the floor board, you will feeel if vibrating (be careful trying this)... replacing the column will STOP the vibration completely... ( i wish I had known this $3800 ago)... good luck with your VUE.
#120 of 138 Re: Please Help! [djmykel]
Dec 29, 2011 (4:47 pm)
The noise I had and still have is so annoying that I am going to give my Vue away to my daughter (she plays the stereo too loud to hear anything) I think it is the poorly executed assembly of plastic panels without having a gasket between panels. The vehicle runs great, it is just noisey and windy on the inside because of the bad door seals. It was a mistake to buy it. Why this vehicle has plastic panels and the Chevy Equinox has metal is beyond my level of common sense. I guess they just wanted to spend more money making the Vue and make zero profit. Now we know why they are gone.
#122 of 138 Re: Rumble bump feeling [djmykel]
Feb 23, 2012 (5:49 pm)
Your rotors when they get old or to hot they welt and arent even or flat buy new rotors and brakes. Belive it or not they make front end vibrate and jump if still check little arms that turn ur tires they get old last bad struts
#123 of 138 Re: Rumble bump feeling [allcarshateme]
Feb 23, 2012 (6:23 pm)
Thanks for the info. I already put new rotors and brakes and nothing underneath car is lose or worn. It sounds as if it is just lose body panels. It doesn't have a metal rattling sound. Very annoying. I found that if I play radio loud enough, the rattles go away. LOL.