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Dodge caravan engine whines

At start, engine whines, power steering fluid level is ok. Whine decreases after awhile.

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SOURCE: Slight Whining noise?

Check your power steering pump.

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You need a rack n pinion.

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the power steering pump is going, gonna have to replace soon

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The Bendix portion inside your starter is weak. This has a coil which pushes out the gear that engages and turns over your vehicle. You will need to replace it with a used, new or rebuilt one or have yours removed, rebuilt and reinstalled. Starting the vehicle this way over time can damage the ring gear or flywheel that the starter gear engages which requires much labor to change, so better sooner than later.

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Posted on Jan 12, 2011

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