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I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima and it has a high pitch whine from the moment it started. We just had a new power steering pump and belt installed thinking that was the problem but it did not help. It is getting worse.

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  • donna_mccoy0 Oct 14, 2010

    We have checked the idler on the serpertine belt and the alternator. These do not seem to be the problem. It sounds as if it is in the motor. Is ther anything else it good be?

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Hi,

This sounds like it could be the idler on the serpentine belt.

If you remove the belt and check the idler rollers you will find that one maybe rumbling and this will cause a whining sound.
If not the next thing is to check the alternator by spinning it when the belt is off, this is another area that can cause this sound.

Check these and let me know if you need more information.

Thanks

Jason

Posted on Oct 11, 2010

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Oct 14, 2010

    Yes it could be the idler for the timing belt, this happens often with this model vehicle.

  • Jason Maurirere
    Jason Maurirere Oct 14, 2010

    This is what the cambelt runs on for tension.

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