So, first, I need to tell that my car was just turned away from the only mechanic that is a “volvo mechanic” in the region because he said it grumbled and shook too much and it was too much of a liability.
There is only one thing I am concerned about, because it has been grumbling and shaking since I bought it five years ago and it hasn’t gotten worse (so why worry!)
This car is a 1991 Volvo 740 sedan with 250,000 miles, a 4-cylinder gas engine and rear-wheel drive.
I have a siren sound coming from the front end, but only sometimes.
When I first start moving forward, I hear a “whooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPP!!!” (sounds like a siren) for about 50-75 feet while I am going about 25-30 MPH. It only happens when I first start rolling forward when I first turn the car on from sitting for a while (3 or more hours). If I come to a stop, I don’t hear it. If I park and run in somewhere and come back soon, I don’t hear it.
I have been hearing a small “whoosh whoosh whoosh” sound coming from the front end that gets faster the faster I am traveling, and I don’t know if that is related.
Thoughts? Advice? Any help would be appreciated, especially since the only qualified mechanic here won’t touch it…