Question about 2004 Chrysler Sebring
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.
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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