2009 M35X Tire speed noise

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2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby bluedevil30 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:59 am

I have a 2009 M35X with about 235K miles.

At about 40 mph I can hear a low vibrational noise that is directly related to tire speed not engine RPM. The sound is not metal on metal but more of a rubber or plastic sounding vibration.

I got new rear brakes today and they checked most of the likely usual suspects calipers, bearings, etc and found nothing. Within the last 2 months I also got new tires.

Any suggestions of what this could be? Could a loose plastic part be causing this noise in the wind.


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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby Ilya » Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:58 pm

Does it get better/worse when you turn the wheel? Is the noise in the front or in the back? What kind of tires?

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby Larz » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:06 pm

I'm afraid without more information, we can't be of much help.

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby cjstringer920 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:50 pm

I had horrible road noise on my '09 M35x and thought it was wheel bearings in the front. Nope, just a bad alignment.
Fixed mine. Might help with yours.

If you have a Bell Tire nearby, they will often check it for free and not charge if it doesn't need it.

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby vabrova » Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:33 pm

I believe the brake lines have rubber grommets that allow them to be pressed into a "U" shaped holder to secure them from rattling. Perhaps one of them was not put back and its rattling.

See pic [left of strut against wheel well]

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby bluedevil30 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:44 am

Noise doesn’t change when wheel is turned.

Wheels were recently aligned and rebalanced when new tires were put on 2 months ago.

Since I have a very high mileage car I purchased the Mavis store brand tire to save $$$.

Can tires make this kind of noise?

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby EniGmA1987 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:21 am

Yes it can very well be simply the noise the new tire makes. Depending on tread pattern and composition tires can make varying degrees of noise.

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby bluedevil30 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:48 am

Noise does not change over various road surfaces.

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby DenisMcG » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:19 am

Can you record the noise and post it here. It would be easier to diagnose if we could actually hear the noise.

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby bluedevil30 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:10 pm

Turned out to be a front wheel bearing going bad even though they didn’t appear loose.
Replaced bearings and noise is gone.

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Re: 2009 M35X Tire speed noise

Postby PalmerWMD » Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:57 pm

bluedevil30 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:10 pm
Turned out to be a front wheel bearing going bad even though they didn’t appear loose.
Replaced bearings and noise is gone.
Thanks for the update!! :yesnod


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