Chevy Malibu humming sound increases with road speed?


Asked by May 28, 2013 at 03:44 PM about the 2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 2004 Chevy Malibu.  Just got the axle seals and transmission seals replaced
because of significant leaking.  After the replacement the transmission issues (sluggish,
slow shifting) disappeared.  However, a new symptom has appeared.  As road speed
increases, a humming/roaring sound is heard under the car.  Any thoughts as to what this
may be?

6 Answers


did you have the tires rotated? the shop should swap them back free to find out if thats the problem


I did not have the tires rotated. I have had tire issues on a different car. The noise sounds more centrally located.

Jon Romero

Sounds like the cv axles were either damaged or not seated correctly.

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Jason Zane

wheel bearings could be worn.. bad hub(s)

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

is it the bearings that go into the trans??

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Hub Bearings on the wheels themselves

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