Well, I saw this thread, so I thought I may as well ask about my own car.
2001 Toyota Corolla, automatic, 97K miles.
When the car idles it makes no noise. When I accelerate, it makes a loud, continuous noise. Almost like a dull roar. I’m quite sure it’s not the brakes nor the muffler. The sound is definitely coming from the hood. I just had the oil changed not too long ago. It doesn’t have a timing belt. It sounds kind of like when the timing belt went in the old car, only it doesn’t shake and shudder at all. The noise gets louder as I go in higher speeds, and I really don’t want to push it over 60 mph. It almost sounds like a really dry sound.
I’m going to take it into the mechanic - eventually - but I wanted to see if anyone had any idea what the problem was. I just got the car in January and I don’t know too much of the history, but I do know the previous owner took very good care of it.
Any ideas, or is it just impossible to tell like this?