Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hello! I have a 2001 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD with less than 100,000 miles. It has a Vortec 5300 5.3 L V-8. Today if rove it for about 12 miles, parked and left the vehicle for about 4 hrs. When I returned to the truck and started it everything seemed fine. As I accelerated straight out of the parking space I heard a noise like a jet flying over. The jet noise continued after each acceleration but when I stopped for a red light the noise went away once I was completely stopped. Once I began to accelerate the noise began again. The tires are OK, correct pressure, all the dash information seems correct, no warnings. I am a female in her early sixties with a very ill husband at home who is unable to check the truck, drive, etc. I would sure appreciate any clues you may have for me before I take it to the dealership for a diagnosis. Manny thanks, Fredi in VA

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.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 51,247 Answers

I would be doing the simple checks first . Open the bonnet and check the drive belt on the power steering pump to see if it is good and tensioned as what you describe sounds like a loose / failing belt. If you have a fan that is connected to the water pump grab hold of a blade and see if you can move the unit back and forth ( failed bearings ). Check any other drive belts as well. Check oil level in sump and transmission (if auto) and check water level in radiator at the cap. IT is good if you can get some idea as to what is wrong first so that the dealer cannot put it over you.

Posted on Feb 15, 2014


6 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

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 52 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 focus. Replaced plugs, wires and coil pack.

Have you replaced the timing belt? if not i would highly recommend doing so. these cars need to have the timing belt replaced before it breaks otherwise it can and will cause major engine damage.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: engine or transmission knock / rattle upon

I had the same problem on my 2006 Lucerne and it was the engine mount located on the front of the vehicle behind the radiator.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: whirring noise from engine area - increases with acceleration

Mine did the same. It was a bad idler pulley

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: When first driving, I hear a high pitched

I have the exact same problem, however reversed. My whistling sound stops when I accelerate and starts when my foot is off the accelerator. Frustrates me and am afraid to have it looked at for fear of the cost of fixing this problem. Have you since discovered what the problem is or was?

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

  • 707 Answers

SOURCE: 1999 suburban chugging and bogging

The EGR valve needs to be changed out and this should solve the problem............Very common occurance for the year and info in which you have provided..........Hope this helps you out.

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

2 Answers

2001 GMC Sierra 5.3 check engine light Po171

with the engine cold spray the intake manifold near the gasket with the carb cleaner see if the idle changes if it does replace the gasket

Mar 08, 2014 | GMC Sierra Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Transmission temp light

once it gets hot i will read a little less than the coolant temp as the trans cooler runs threw the raid

Jul 15, 2012 | 2007 GMC Sierra 1500

1 Answer

Spark Plug Replacement

GMC suggests that all spark plugs be replaced every 100,000 miles. When removing spark plugs, always remove one spark plug wire at a time to avoid mixing up the wires

I hope this answers your question

Nov 30, 2010 | 2006 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

2001 sierra 135,000 miles no heat

possible sticking thermostat, bad water pump, or air pocket in the coolant system.

Sep 16, 2009 | 2001 GMC Sierra Crew Cab

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

80531 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

15360 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides