A whining noise may occur as a result of low power steering fluid, a transmission problem or bad wheel bearings. The most common transmission problem that causes a whining noise is low transmission fluid.
If power steering fluid continues to go low, check for a leak by looking underneath the vehicle for wetness. With the transmission, if low fluid is not the culprit, it could be severe wearing of the bearings and gears of the transmission system. To look for wheel bearing wear, look at the tapered rollers because they become barrel-shaped during the wearing. The bearings will not have a polished finish, either.Learn More
While whistling noises in a car are due to several different problems, a vacuum leak is one common reason for this issue. Vacuum leaks also cause the car to run rough and stall. Worn, broken or cracked vacuum hoses are a common source of the leak, according to 2CarPros.com.Full Answer >
The most common cause of a clicking noise in this situation is a bad starter. In some cases, the problem might be related to the battery.Full Answer >
The most common reason for popping noises heard while making a turn is a defective or wornout constant velocity joint. The driver might only notice the popping sound while making turns in a specific direction or when the turn is especially tight. The CV joint pivots with the turn of the vehicle's wheels, so a loosening of the joint might only be noticeable when the wheel is turned all the way to the right or left.Full Answer >
There are various possible reasons why a car makes a humming or whirring noise as these sounds could be a sign of a bad bearing in the steering system, water pump or alternator. Faulty air conditioning systems may make a similar noise as well, especially if there is a problem with the serpentine belt, which can get stretched and worn out. The tensioner may malfunction as well and defective air conditioners usually have more of a buzzing noise, particularly when the system is overcharged or when liquid refrigerant enters the compressor.Full Answer >