Anywhere below 15 mph there is a faint fluttering or clunking noises near front drivers side. Around 15-30 the noise becomes much louder. 30+ mph the noise become faint almost nonexistent. HOWEVER, when I decelerate it turns into a loud roaring noise. The slight tap on the gas and the noise disappears.
The roaring noise almost sounds like the transmission in down shifting, but I have seen no major fluctuations in the rpms. There is a slight shake to the steering wheel but it is not consistent.
A guy at the local oil change place “who specializes in brake and suspension repairs” believes my CV axle needs to be replaced.
There are no noises when I turn. I checked the boots on the CV axle, no tears or grease splatters.
If anyone does think it is the CV axle, is there a way I can check or test anything to confirm it before I attempt to replace it.
Car is a 2001, 100k miles. Purchased used about 8 months ago. Sat unused by previous owner (the first and only owner) for about 2 years.