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Engine noise engine makes a whinning noise. It is worse when it is cold. I think maybe a belt but maybe the idler pulley? or the power steering pump

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    I had the whinning noise too. They flushed the power steering fluid and replaced it along with an additive. Seems to have solved the problem

  • napalan Nov 17, 2008

    I have the same problem when I start the car and it is still cold a whining sound from the engine .When the temperature rises it goes away. What could this problem be?

  • mmeis2001 Nov 30, 2008

    i have the same problem on a 2001 chrysler sebring. sounds like screeching coming from the crankshaft pulley. replaced belts & sound is still present.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    I have a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country and the battery is leaking acid. What would cause this and how long is the battery suppose to be good for. This one is 2 1/2 years old.




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If it gets worse when turning the wheel at a stop, then it's the power steering pump. Could be the power steering fluid also. Check your belts for wear or damage. The idle pulley will make a constant noise, sometimes whining sometime screeching. To check idler pulley it is best to remove belts.

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With the Engine Running and belt rotating: Spray Belt Dressing (available at most auto parts / general merchandise stores) onto the Belt. Does the "whinning" noise go away? If so replace the Belt.
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While the Belt is off: check the remainder of the "free" Pulleys. Do Not turn the Crankshaft Pulley (you shouldn't be able to - by hand).

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