Hello everyone, I’m brand new. I have an issue that has been bothering me and I tried to call the show last Saturday about it. I didn’t get through, not surprisingly!
I have a 2002 Prius. It hasn’t been well maintained over the last year and a half, and I had been hearing more and more ambient noise while driving. I thought it was because the tires were wearing out. Well, in the last month I finally got caught up on maintenance (oil change, some new filters, etc.) and got a new set of tires; however, the excessive noise is still there. It becomes noticeable at about 25 mph, and gets louder and higher in pitch as speed increases; there’s a noticeable vibration as well from about 45-50 mph.
I don’t think it’s engine related; the noise happens whether I’m accelerating or just coasting. Any advice? Thanks!