Pontiac Grand Am whining noise

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Asked by Feb 10, 2017 at 04:56 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Pontiac Grand Am 2002 I had a
front-end collision and since then my car is
making a high pitched whine sound when I
drive it I was told I needed tires so I got new
tires and it didn't make a difference

19 Answers

50,755

Look to see if something is rubbing against the serpentine belt or one of the pulleys.

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Thanks. New repair shop opened and I had car there today. They said all belts were fine just needed tires but after 4 tires replaced no change. Guess need someone else to check it out. Appreciate your input

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For some reason I keep thinking it's the drivetrain my Chevy van did the same thing and that was the problem but that was such a long time ago I have a hard time remembering

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69,375

I'm thinking hub bearing assemblies. Possibly got damaged in the collision and the shop that did the accident repair missed it. HTH. -Jim

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The insurance company totaled the vehicle because it's 15 years old and it has 260,000 miles on it so we had it repaired privately by a friend he just replace the quarter panel with one from the junkyard and banged out the hood & door so I'm not really sure if there was any damage underneath

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I just worried cuz it's my daughter's car and she lives a hundred and fifty miles away and travels once a week to work in this area and drives a hundred and fifty miles back home three days later I just don't like her driving late at night when the car is making noises

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69,375

If the car has anti-lock brakes and the ABS light is on that's also a good indicator of hub bearing problems. HTH. -Jim

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The ABS light is on isn't that interesting if so smart

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Sorry I meant to say the light is on

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69,375

Also check the drive axle alignment on the side it was hit. The axle may be bent a little bit. HTH. -Jim

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Where is the hub bearing is it in their rear differential or is it in the front-end

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69,375

Then yup, my first suspect is the hub bearing assemblies. HTH - Jim

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So thankful

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69,375

The hub bearing is basically what the wheel bolts onto. You remove the wheel, brake caliper, brake rotor , and its right there. HTH. -Jim

69,375

You're welcome. Glad to help. Let us know what you find out! -Jim

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yeah I think I'll get right on that sounds like it's so easy to do I can't even change a tire anymore

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69,375

I'll try to post a picture of the hub bearing assembly here. I've had trouble posting pictures. But here goes. The electrical plug on top is for the anti-lock brake sensor which is built into the unit. HTH. - Jim

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Thanks that's very cool you been very helpful I'll share it with my daughter

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69,375

You're welcome. Hope that fixes it for you! -Jim

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