Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Lets play whats that noise
So my 99 intrepid has a noise coming from the back rear tire. I noticed it a few days ago when I backed up and heard a loud snap. When I went forward I heard a "Shoo, shoo, shoo" sound. I thought it was part of a branch that I ran over earlier but looked under the car and could not see anything and the sound seemed to go away.
Fast forward a couple days. I drove the car 9 hours to/from Chicago for the auto show and when driving the last few blocks to my house with the radio off and no wind noise I could hear this non consistent rattle sound.
So the temp is around 0 this week so my check was quick. I jacked up the back tires one at at a time I was thinking bad wheel bearing. Driver side was OK. Passenger side bingo found the noise. Hard to describe. The wheel has no play but when I roll it forward or back there is a weird tattle noise that is hard to describe.
This car has rear disc with the drum in hat. Last time I had it apart to change out the rotors and pads on the disk I notice the pads on the emergency break were separating. That was about 2.5 years ago.
Soooooo, is it possible it could still be a wheel bearing even though I have none of the common side to side movement associated with that or do you think that a pad came off the drum in hat setup and mad a mess of things?