I have a 2002 Saturn SL2 with automatic transmission. I have started to notice a buzzing noise in my car when going to neutral. Sounds electrical to me, definitely not a grinding noise. The car shifts fine and is quiet in park, reverse and drive. It is not related to RPM’s. I can hear it coming from the area behind the front driver side wheel.
When you go to neutral, it is almost as if something is “activating” or “engaging” and then the noise stays there until you shift to drive, reverse or park.
I couldn’t find anyone with the same problem anywhere, except for this person in the saturnfans forum. I don’t see this user posting anything more about this “problem” so is it safe to assume that this is normal? I have never heard an automatic transmission do this before, that’s why I am worried.
Any help is appreciated. Thank you.