Speed Constant Noise In ’96 Sebring JXI Above 20 Mph

Posted in Brake & Suspension | Asked on May 24, 2010

I have a ’96 Sebring JXI Convertible that I bought last October with only 59K on it. It had sat alot, so have done plenty of little work and a full tuneup with wires,distributor cap and rotor, new hoses and S-belt, and rear brakes, tranny flush & fill. I’m leaning towards a tire issue. Just within the last week, when cruising over 20 mph, a hum starts and with the top up is pretty noticeable to be coming from the rear. It doesn’t follow RPM’s, so I didn’t think it was a small exhaust leak, because I was coasting at 40 mph and slipped into neutral and revved the engine and the noise didn’t fluctuate at all except with the slow down of coasting. The tires are close to needing replaced and I do not see a foreign object on either tire and both are tight and have proper air pressure. Just
I don’t believe it’s weatherstripping as you can hear it with the top and windows down, but isn’t as noticeable until about 30 mph. Doesn’t cause a noticeable vibration on straightaways or in turns. New rear brake shoes 3 months ago and drums turned.

There are 5 Answers for "Speed Constant Noise In ’96 Sebring JXI Above 20 Mph"

  1. Tim G says:

    An exhaust leak is at any speed. I would check for loose weatherstripping it can whistle in the wind. I would also check your brakes,tires and anything that moves.

  2. slim says:

    is it a roaring type noise? like a 4-wheel drive with mud tires? if it is its a wheel bearing.

  3. 20 year tech says:

    Slim is right on track. i work on alot of chrysler vehicles and most of them on that suspension platform have wheel bearing problems. have seen more than one go bad at a time. try to find a repair that has a wheel spinner that spins wheels up to cruise speeds(40-80mph). At the shop i work at, we spin them up then ya can hear them sing. usually pretty close to the same sound.

  4. jzbnkat says:

    Humming noise could be a bad wear on tires,hopefully nothing to do w/rear end(gears)

  5. Elmar C says:

    could be tires or wheel bearings check inside of tires for scalloping if you can’t feel anything jack up 1 rear wheel at a time spin wheel see if you hear noise if you can it is bearings

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