Question about 2005 Saturn Vue 4
I have a 2005 Vue with the 2.2L engine. When I start the car cold, it runs quietly. After a few minutes, a chirping sound comes from the engine compartment. It is soft and occasional -- every few seconds. As time goes on it becomes louder and more frequent. After several miles is is almost a constant squeal - not a single constant note, but repeating rapidly, a few times a second, like a bearing squeaking. I cannot locate it with a hose to my ear or with a stethoscope. I comes from under the hood; that's all I can tell. It does NOT vary with engine speed, in pitch or frequency, so I know it cannot be a belt. The pitch and frequency don't seem to vary with vehicle's travelling speed, either. In the 1st few minutes after starting, after the noise has begun but while it is soft, it may go away when I rev the engine and / or put the car in motion. I cannot tell for sure, as the engine noise may simply be drowning it out. Once the noise has become loud, it continues whether the car is moving or not. But again, the pitch does not change with engine speed. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance.
Try having the radiator cap checked for performance. It is not in the engine as any change in rpms would cause a corresponding change in frequency and volume of the noise. However if there is a problem in the cooling system ( leaking head gasket etc) then as the pressure builds up and escapes from under the radiator cap it will give the same affect as a bad tap washer in the household plumbing. Turn it on slightly and the water squeals as it comes out ( tap washer vibrating from pressure fluctuations. I would suggest that a coolant pressure test and a compression test may be in order to eliminate what I have suggested.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The symptoms sound like a loose fan belt to me. That is normally described as a screech instead of a whistle but everything else matches.
This should not be hard to fix your self. Also a mechanic should be able to do it in 10 minutes including chatting to you.
If it is a fan belt your mechanic will know the sound 4 streets away too :)
For a short term fix and to prove if this really is the problem you can get your self something called "Belt Grip" It is in a spray on can. Follow the instructions on the can and if it fixed the problem you have the cause. Either get someone else to tighten your belt up or figure out how it's done. Basicaly you just loosen an adjusting bolt normally on the alternator and slide it out a little bit on it's track then tighten it up again.
Hope this helps
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
I have the same whirring. I think it is the starter not disengaging fast enough. I have even had my head under the hood when someone else starts it. havn't replaced starter yet. hope it doesn't chew up my fly wheel. that wouldbe abig job for me. goodluck
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
Try spinning the rear wheels by hand and see if you can hear the noise, if not it may need to have a load on the wheels indicating a possible bearing, or could be a loose brake pad or backing plate. Also see if anything is touching the drive axels.
Posted on Jan 27, 2011
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As you mentioned fluid changed.If the thin fluid is filled then it can make such noise.
Any such types of fluids may cause **** squeaks RDM fluid with Royal Purple Synchromax.
Drain the Royal Purple, add the Versatrak Fluid.---------- If you are using any other low grade or non branded fluid then drain it completely.Clean the fill chamber and use Versatrak Fluid and then see it will show the difference in noise.--------------
The other possibilities for this noise can be worn out u-joints, faulty worn out brake pads, worn out drum brake causing it,loose pin in the front or rear wheels.
-------------- Check the rear spring. I've seen the lower ring of the springs start rubbing on the lower control arm that it rests in.Right where the spring starts to come above the tub that it rests in, if it's rubbing you'll be able to see rub marks. --- Re check complete brake assembly, the pads,caliper, the rotors, drums etc etc.The pins, if any of the one is got loose, the lug nuts.-------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
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