HELP! 2006 honda civic. sounds/feels like its running at a high RPM but its not


#1

i have a 2006 honda civic. at higher speeds it sounds and feels like it is running at a high RPM but the RPMs are where they should be. if i touch on the brake the sound gets louder. i recently had my car in and got new tires, but the problem still persists. they checked my brakes and they are fine. any ideas???


#2

Since none of us can hear the noise that you are trying to describe, anything we suggest will merely be a guess.

That being said, I think one strong possibility is that you have one or more bad wheel bearings. Since a seized wheel bearing is a definite safety issue, I would suggest that you have a competent mechanic–perhaps someone other than the mechanic who looked at your brakes–check all 4 wheel bearings.


#3

i will have them checked monday. do you think it could be anything with the transmission?


#4

The transmission is a possibility, I suppose, but I think that wheel bearings are more likely.
Is this a manual trans car or an automatic trans car?


#5

automatic. i check the transmission fluid today, which is fine.

  • its not really a grinding noise, but rather it sounds as if the engine is reallllly working harder than it needs to. kind of like on a manual when you haven;t shifted and you need to. ugh. is this making any sense?