Jump to content
  • Greetings Guest!

    CheersandGears.com was founded in 2001 and is one of the oldest continuously operating automotive forums out there.  Come see why we have users who visit nearly every day for the past 16+ years. Signup is fast and free, or you can opt for a premium subscription to view the site ad-free.

Sign in to follow this  

2006 Pontiac G6 with the 3.5L V6

Recommended Posts

My dad owns a 2006 Pontiac G6 Sedan with the 3.5L V6 engine and 4-speed auto. The car has 51k miles on it and it has developed a noise in the left front wheel. The auto shop teacher did me a favor and took it for a spin and listened to the noise on both the drive and in the shop while on the lift. The noise only comes from the left front wheel and usually starts once the car exceeds 30 MPH (it stops when the wheel stops spinning). The auto shop teacher feels it is likely something in the transaxle, but said it could be a wheel bearing is shot (though that's not his most likely scenario).

Is anyone familar with G6s, or even Malibus, of this age and this issue? It's more of a whirring-type of sound (I heard it myself). Is there a TSB or other notice available on this repair? Of course it is out of the factory warranty, but my dad did buy the extended warranty the dealer sold at the time. He has an appointment at the selling dealer because of that warranty coverage for Monday, but I'd like to provide him with any kind of information so he doesn't get taken for a ride.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll vote wheel bearing; I replaced both front hub assemblies in my girlfriend's car ('05 G6 3.5) after experiencing similar symptoms and haven't had any issues since in over 20,000 miles.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets



Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.