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VW Golf (City) 2.0L 4 Cyl. whining noise when Accelerating

Hi, When accelerating there is a faint whining noise when I accelerate. As soon as the fott comes off of the gas pedal, it stops. There are 72000Km / 42000 miles on the vehicle.

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hi more than likley to be the alternator remove your fan belt start engine see if noise disapears yates210456

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well it could be a few things but most likely you belt is sliping. That is very common and happens to all cars over the years if the belt is not changed. You should check it out. The belt could be bad but it could also be a bad pully. If you dont know what these parts are look them up on google. its very simple

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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.

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Double check.Is it coming from the transmission.A clicking noise under load may be a universal joint in the driveline or a c.v. joint in the front end.Both are cheaper than a trans.Check these 1st.Hope this helps

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