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Timing belt noise

Just had a new timingblet put in .now it theres a high pitch whining noise when I start car for about 2 minutes. yesterday the fix engine light came on and the engine kind of coughed. then it went away when I restarted the car.Im afraid to drive it ...The mechanic who fixed it lives 3 hrs away from here

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That could be a loose belt. Sometimes it is caused by a vacuum leak. It could also be a transmission sound. Check the transmission oil level. That sometimes causes a whining sound.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 25, 2015

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You likely have a bad/worn
idler pulley, needing replacement. This may have been what made the timing belt go.

Posted on Apr 21, 2014

  • ron kelley Apr 25, 2014

    sounds as if the timing belt is off a tooth and the whining if it just started after the timing belt was replaced could be from the timing belt tensioner or one of the external belts is too tight

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Ok here is the best way to handle this, replace the timing belt and the water pump if it is driven by the timing belt, also check that that all the idler puley's are ok and the tensioner pulley, start the engine, if it just spins free you have damaged the valves, then it gets kind of expensive since the cylinder head(s) ,must be taken off, do one thing at a time. What engine do you have, that does make quite a difference.

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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.

Lazaruselite

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It's probably the power steering motor. I've got a 2006 T&C and the power steering motor started whining quite a bit. I first noticed it after pulling off the freeway after driving for over an hour or so. It then progressively got worse and I feared the motor was going out. I solved the problem by over-filling the power steering fluid reservoir. It showed full, but I over-filled it by adding about 1/4 quart of extra fluid and the motor noise immediately stopped. I also read posts about the reservoir cap being the culprit if it doesn't get a good seal. Good luck, and I hope I got this to you before you ended up spending unneeded $ on anything!

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