Fluttering Sound-Front End Right-97 Nissan Sentra


#1

Could anyone please tell me the most likely causes of a definite fluttering sound which seems to be coming from the passenger side, front end of my car (probably the wheel but not sure). The car is a 1997 Nissan Sentra with 152,000 miles. I replaced the right front axel about 5 months ago.



I thought immediately of a wheel bearing, but I never associated a bad wheel bearing with this kind of a distinct flutter. It starts around 30mph and gets worse at around 40mph. It doesn’t seem to make any difference whether I am turning either direction or going straight. (Sounds almost like the sound we produced as kids when we put playing cards on the spokes of our bicycle wheels).



Thanks


#2

by worse, do you mean louder? faster? both?


#3

Definitely louder.

(I haven’t noticed it to be any faster, but would appreciate any thoughts you had on all reasonable possibilities).

Thanks