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2005 F150 Engine Noise

I have a 2005 Ford F150 4x4 w/75k miles. Between 1800 and 2000 RPM a high pitched whine comes from the engine compartment. As soon as I increase or decrease the RPM it goes away. Speed does not matter, it is definately RMP.

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  • ram031961 Dec 08, 2008

    I'm having the exact same problem and it started when the weather turned cold, below 32 degrees. I think it goes away (somewhat) as the truck warms up though.

  • zking81277 Dec 22, 2008

    My problem is exactly the same.I seem to think it might be the bearing going out on the alternator,but i'm not sure.If anybody figures it out please let us know.

  • mjmm120 Jan 03, 2009

    I have 2005 f150, when the weather turns cold I get a high pitch sound coming from the engine, it even happen when the truck is idling.

  • labtech179 Jan 03, 2009

    Same here...Worse in colder weather and more frequently.

  • gkoenecke Jan 07, 2009

    My mechanic thinks it is the idler/tension pulley based on my description but I have not had him check it out. My guess is he's right. I'll let you know when I have him fix it.

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I am going on the second year with same sound 2005 4x4 F150 dealers have not had any answers. When below 35degrees and on highway 50 mph makes the sound goes away when accelerate or decelerate. I have read other forums, alternator bearings seem to come up often but no one has pinpointed yet.

  • brach Jan 16, 2009

    I have a 2005 Ford as well and the same problem with the high pitch whining noise and I don't think it can be the pulley or the alternator bearing because when you put it in neutral going down the road it quits. It only does it when in drive. So any other ideas on what it might be?

  • scottyhots Jan 16, 2009

    same thing let me know please

  • Bear 10243 Jan 21, 2009

    I just bought my boy a 2005 Ford Certified F150 STX with a manual transmission. I makes the same whining noise at mid to high rpm but it is very cold right now and as soon as I hit the clutch or increase or decrease speed the sound stops. Is it a cold weather issue or something I should be worried about?

  • billk653 Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same issue but mine is duing acceleration around 35 miles per hour and cruising around 57 miles per hour. As soon as I change speed the noise goes away. It has been below 5 degrees lately, but it is very annoying. Need help.

  • jayGreen Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same exact problem on the 2005 F150, seems related to cold weather. I assumed it was the belt itself. I have not checked the pulley. Any confirmed conclusions?

  • mrjcain501 Mar 15, 2009

    Started out with a wine like everyone described but now sounds like the power steering is out of fluid which its not I'm going to pull the belt and check all pulleys

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Had the exact same problem on my 05' f-150. changed belt tensioner pulley and the belt since I have 78000 on truck. I've put 3500 miles on since and its resolved the problem.

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  • miike trujillo Sep 25, 2011

    I FIRST THOUGHT IT WAS THE FLUID IN THE POWER STEERING BCUZ THE "dealer" SAYS THAT SOMETIMES THE FLUID GOES BAD , I DRAINED IT AND STILL HAD THE NOISE , AND BCUZ HE MENTIONED FLUID I ALSO HAD THE TRANS FLUID CHANGED AND STILL HAD THE NOISE , WENT ON LINE AND READ P[OST FROM PEOPLE WITH THE SAME ISSUE , I ENDED UP UNDER THE HOOD WITH A CAN OF CHAIN LUBE FOR MY DIRT BIKE SPRAYING THE PULLEY BEARINGS TO SEE IF IT WAS A PULLEY ISSUE IT WAS LIKE fn MAGIC THE NOISE WENT AWAY , NOW WHAT I GOT TO DO IS FIND OUT WHICH PULLEY OR TENSIONER IT THAT FAILED , I GOT 06 F150 WITH 110,000k IM PROBABLY GONNA N
    GET RID OF THE STOCK SERPENTINE BELT AS WELL WHEN I FIND OUT WHICH ONE IT IS ( i just want tell everyone thanx for pointing me in that direction i had my mind set on it being a transmission problem )

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I had the same problem, weather was cold but only -15 nothing severe. It ended up needing tensioner pulley and for $60 plus labour I was on my way.

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Same issue on a '05 5.4. Bought a new idler pulley and swapped out the left side, no fix, swapped the right side still no fix, took the belt off and it turns out its the pulley on the tensioner (bearings shot). It makes sense that the issue comes and goes with RPMs, sinced that it what the tensioner is there for. Trying to find out if its the same part as the idler pulleys, will pull the tensioner tomorrow to see if they are the same size to start. Hope that helps!!!

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First thing to check is your belt tensioner pulley.

I would get someone to help, and hve them hold the truck at the RPM where you hear the noise, and look through the engine to determine where it's coming from. Even a more generalized idea of location can be helpful.

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