Question about 2004 Chrysler Sebring

1 Answer

Whining coming from front

I have a 2004 Chrysler Sebring and i have noticed a whining sound that is coming from some where in the front and whines with the revs in the engine. I noticed this about a year ago but never paid much attention but now its starting to get more noticeable. I recently had the serpentine belt replaced along with the power steering belt and it seems to be much worse and you can almost feel a little vibration along with the whine now when the car is cold. If it is cold outside its worse but if its 60s or above its not as bad. It is very noticeable when the car is cold but once its warmed up its hardly noticeable at all. Help? Also, it is not the transmission, transmission fluid is fine along with the power steering pump along with power steering fluid.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Chrysler Master
  • 76,070 Answers

It sounds like the power steering pump has a broken pump vane and will need to be replaced and then the system flushed to get the debris out of the system so it won't ruin the new pump.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012


5 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 39 Answers

SOURCE: High Pitch whine during acceleration

Hi Pullerwife,

I have a few suggestions for you,

First of all, check your air filter, make sure its clean, not clogged, and doesn't need to be changed.

I don't know how handy you are, but if you are fairly handy, check the idler pulley bearings, if your not, have a shop check it out, as a last resort.

Power steering pump/fluid being low is also a possibility, but thats usually more of a lower pitched whine then what you describe.

You say once the vehicle is warmed up, the whining stops. Does Weather seem to be a factor as well?

Hope I've helped, and don't forget to rate.


Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • 3092 Answers


Could be low on power streeing fluid, check and fill if needed, also if you have to add, there's a leak some where.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: 2002 chrysler sebring top retracts fine but

Low fluid level in the pump resevior due to a leak at a hydrolic cylinder allowed air instead of fluid to fill the cylinders.
I then removed the pump from its mounting and elevated it as high as the connected fluid lines would allow, removed the plug,filled with trans mission fluid to within a 1/4" of the fill hole. Then cycle the top pausing at each end for 15 seconds to allow air to purge from lines & cylinders.
Recheck fluid level and plug fill hole.
Note: As of 1/18/2010 the cylinders for this model were on nationwide backorder and 300 request were in front of mine at the dealer level.
Good luck with your search for parts.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

  • 5763 Answers

SOURCE: 1994 chrysler lee baron fuel pump whining

the pump whines, alot of pumps whine or hum a little, this is normal, even a new installed pump may whine,you will hear it run, i wouldnt worry about it,

Posted on May 13, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to stop the whining noise in Chrysler 300 2004 engine while on

Sounds like you have a transmission pump issue,you will need to take it to a tranny shop to diagnose if that is the problem if in drive it does not whine.

Apr 27, 2014 | 2005 Chrysler 300

1 Answer

2004 Pacifica whining noise

your belt is not tightened. you should go back to the garage and ask them to do so.
A simple test you should do is spray some water (just few drops) on the belt when the sound is coming from, if it stops then that's definitely the solution, otherwise it could be a pulley that needs to be changed.
Please rate

Jul 25, 2013 | 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

1 Answer

Whining noise on acceleration in Chrysler Voyager

Front differential that is inside the transaxle

Normally when you rebuild that transaxle you
do not remove the diff or change it's bearings

Jan 28, 2013 | 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager

1 Answer

Whining front axels

a whine noise you might want to check your wheel bearings bad axles make knocking or clicking sounds more than a whine

Aug 04, 2012 | 1990 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

A whining sound in the front of the car 2005 chrysler town and country

Check Automatic Transmission fluid level and top off if necessary.
Check Power Steering fluid level and top off if necessary.
Listen to see if the bearings are whining on the alternator or other pulley under the hood.

Aug 08, 2010 | Chrysler Town and Country Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1999 sebring makes whining noise from motor area. slips out of gear too? can anyone tell me what that may be?

you need to take it to a transmission shop,the whining
is the front pump in the transmission.

Jan 01, 2010 | 2000 Chrysler Sebring

3 Answers

Steering makes a whining noise - where is the fluid reservoir?

the suspect part for a power steering whine is the power steering pump, flush (very important) the system and replace the PS pump..

Mar 30, 2009 | 2004 Mini Cooper

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Chrysler Sebring Logo

963 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chrysler Experts


Level 3 Expert

76051 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8265 Answers

Are you a Chrysler Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides