Why's my car making weird humming noise?
July 17, 2010 11:09 AM Subscribe
Car is making weird humming sound. Can it wait or should I worry?
posted by Caravantea to travel & transportation (11 answers total)
Car just started making weird noises. I have a '05 Saturn Ion, that's rarely given me a lick of trouble in the past. The last time it needed fixing was in 06, though I can't remember what was replaced (car wouldn't start in cold temp)
Just today it started making strange sounds. It started with a high pitched fast rattle sound, but has changed into a much lower pitched hum. It sounds almost like someone slipped a box fan under my hood. It starts up as soon as I turn the car on, and doesn't seem dependent on speed or turning. I don't hear it as much at higher speed, but that could just be because there's more ambient noise.
Any ideas on what it is and how serious? Of course this happens when I'm about 150 miles from home. Can I go and do shopping and things, or should I limit the amount of driving time? Do I need to take it in right now, as soon as I get home, or can it wait until I get my next paycheck?