Why is My Car Making a Whining Noise?

Does everyone in your apartment complex or neighborhood know every time you come and go because you have a screeching or whining car?  Do you cringe before you start your car because you are scared of what sounds it will make?  Or are you reading this blog for that friend?  I recently had this problem myself in my Dodge truck and decided to put BlueDevil to the test.  Keep reading for the results!

Having a noisy car can be annoying and embarrassing for you and those around you.  Luckily if you have a noisy car, the repair is often relatively in expensive.  First you need to determine what sort of noise your car is making.

Noises a broken car makes:

Low rumbling a buzzing noise coming from the middle or back of your car:
  • You likely have a leak in your exhaust system.  These can often be easily fixed at your local exhaust shop and best handled by a professional.
Screeching or squeaking noise coming from the front of your car:
  • You likely have a loose or warn belt accessory belt.  Your car may have multiple belts, or only 1, but often can be changed easily.  Before changing your accessory belt, inspect it for obvious wear or cracks.  If it appears to be in good shape, it is possible the tension needs to be adjusted.  Refer to your cars owner’s manual for proper belt tensioning procedures.
Whining noise coming from the front of the car:
  • You likely have a power steering pump that is low on fluid causing it to whine.

 

Power Steering Resevoir (mine)

Low power steering fluid can often be the cause of a whining noise coming from the front of your car, especially if it changes pitch as your engines RPM.  The power steering pump is located on the front of your engine and usually is driven by a pulley connected to your engine’s crank shaft by one or more belts.  The pump will also have a reservoir with a dip stick to hold the power steering fluid, and a feed and return line running to your power steering gear or rack.

 

 

Generally, there are two different types of power steering systems commonly used in vehicles in the US today.  A pitman arm style system uses a rotary valve and steering gear to transfer the motion of your steering wheel into hydraulically powered motion of a pitman arm.  The pitman arm then moves the steering linkage to turn your wheels.  The other system is called a rack and pinion system.  This system turns the motion of your steering wheel into the lateral movement of a steering rack which is used to move your steering linkage turning your wheels.

Leaking Power SteeringMy Car is Whining
 
Power steering Gear                                                Power Steering Rack

 

Usually your power steering system will develop a leak in the steering gear or rack rather than in the pump, so if you’re searching for a leak that would be the best place to start looking.

Once you’ve discovered a leak in your power steering system either by drips under your car, a visible leak or steady drop in power steering fluid level, you should look into stopping the leak.  The power steering pump is a robust pump, so even if it has been run dry (and is whining), it may still function properly if the reservoir is filled to the proper level.  The danger in driving a vehicle that is leaking power steering fluid is that it can cause sudden and dramatic changes in the handling of your vehicle and how it responds to steering input from you.  This is a safety hazard and may cause very dangerous situations for you and those around you.

The best way to quickly stop a leak in your power steering system is to add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to the reservoir.  One third of a bottle is enough to permanently seal the leak in your power steering system by reconditioning the old seals.  BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is guaranteed to permanently stop your leak and, best of all, it is quick, easy and significantly less expensive than replacing equipment.  Once you’ve added BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak, top of your reservoir with the manufacturer’s recommended power steering fluid.  Be sure to check your owner’s manual as different vehicles require different types of fluid.

Power Steering Stop Leak (mine)After discovering the leaking power steering gear in my Dodge truck, I purchased a bottle of BlueDevil Power Steering Leak Stop from my local parts store and added it to my power steering reservoir.  After a 1700 mile cross country road trip, my power steering system is still leak free!

Stop the embarrassing whining noise in your car today by purchasing BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak at your local Bennett Auto Supply, Prime Automotive, O’Reilly, Autozone, NAPA, Pep Boys, or Advance Auto Parts.  You can also purchase BlueDevil directly from the manufacturer at http://bit.ly/13eKpuJ.

50 Responses to “Why is My Car Making a Whining Noise?”

  1. Rodney on

    My 2000 Ford Contour SE, 6 cyl. Sport. Has auto trans. It has a whining noise coming from the engine dept. when revving the engine or when accelerating during driving. At idle, it’s hard to hear, but when driving you can hear it. Also the battery red light comes on when accelerating. What’s my problem?

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    • Carlos on

      It sounds like the belt tensioner or you might have to change the belt itself. When you rev up the motor it loosens that’s why your alternator goes off and the battery light goes on. Go to your mechanic, it’s easy to replace though.

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  2. Matt on

    My car makes whining noise when eccelerating lift the hood and had son rev engine and power steering fluid was bubbling in resevoir very rapidly is it pump or clogged line didn’t notice any leak and fluid level is fine?

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Matt,

      Thanks for asking us a question on our article “Why Is My Car Making a Whining Noise?”! I’m sorry you are having trouble with your power steering system, but hopefully it will be an easy fix.

      It sounds like you have air in your power steering system. The air bubbles could have gotten in from a variety of places but you should be able to remove them easily. Many power steering systems will have a bleeder valve on the power steering rack or gear near where the high pressure line enters it from the pump. With the engine at idle speed you can open this bleeder and allow fluid to run out until there are no more bubbles in it. While you are doing this, make sure you (or your son) turn the steering wheel side to side to free any trapped air and make sure you have fluid in the reservoir the entire time.

      If your system does not have a bleeder valve, you can remove the air simply by letting the vehicle idle with the cap off the power steering reservoir. As the bubbles come out be sure to add fluid to the reservoir so it doesn’t get low. This may take up to 30 minutes.

      If neither of these solutions work, it may simply be that your power steering fluid is in need of replacement and has lost its anti-foaming properties. A power steering fluid flush will remove the old fluid from your system and replace it with fresh fluid that should not foam or bubble. The power steering flush should also remove any air from the system. Check out our article on how to perform a power steering fluid flush here: http://www.gobluedevil.com/blog/need-power-steering-flush/. If you have any questions feel free to comment on that article.

      Thanks again for your questions!
      -BlueDevil Pro

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  3. channantha on

    I have a 95 odyssey and when i start the car it makes a whining and rattling noise. But once i get to a certain rpm or speed it quite down completely . It also happens when i turn. Would any of you guys know what it may be? It happened since i just got my oil changed.

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      You may have something loose underneath your vehicle since that Oil change; especially if it levels out at high speed but you hear it when you slow down. I would advise taking it back to the shop who changed the oil so they can diagnose and possibly fix the issue.

      -BDP

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  4. Taylor ivie on

    Why is my car making a whining noise when ever my trucks idealing or slowing down? It’s loud and is coming from the front

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Taylor-

      Most likely you have a loose or worn accessory belt. Your truck may have multiple belts, or only 1, but often can be changed easily. Before changing your accessory belt, inspect it for obvious wear or cracking. If it appears to be in good shape, then the tension may need to be adjusted. Refer to your cars owner’s manual for proper belt tensioning procedures.

      -BDP

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  5. Luke on

    My 2006 Honda accord car is making a whinng noise only durning on a cold engine once it’s warm the noise stops. It only last for about 20 minutes then it stops. Do you know what could be the problem?

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Luke-

      You likely have a loose or worn belt. Your car may have multiple belts, or only 1, but often can be changed easily. Before changing your accessory belt, inspect it for obvious wear or cracks. If it appears to be in good shape, it is possible the tension needs to be adjusted. Refer to your cars owner’s manual for proper instruction on how to adjust the tension.

      -BDP

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  6. josh on

    My car is an 05 dodge stratus and it whines when I start it and while I’m driving my battery light comes on. It just started and was wanting to know the problem

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Josh-

      You likely have a loose or warn belt accessory belt. Your car may have multiple belts, or only 1, but often can be changed easily. Before changing your accessory belt, inspect it for obvious wear or cracks. If it appears to be in good shape, it is possible the tension needs to be adjusted. Refer to your cars owner’s manual for proper belt tensioning procedures.

      Based on the fact that you are having your battery light flicker, chances are that the serpentine belt is slipping because of a bad pulley or the tension needs to be adjusted. We recommend that you remove the belt and try to spin each pulley by hand to ensure none of them have seized or become stuck. After you have tested the pulleys you will then want to check for proper tension.

      We hope this helps!

      -BDP

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  7. angela on

    My 99 Ford Taurus makes a horrible noise. When driving one day I was turning and it felt as if my steering wheel was stuck(hard to turn), so I figured I needed power steering fluid. I imputed that and not even two days later the same problem occurred, when adding more fluid it started to bubble and over flow out. Now every two days I have to add fluid but no sign of a leak that I’ve noticed.. Please help..thank you

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Angela,
      I’m sorry you’re having trouble with your Ford Taurus. It does sound like you’re correct with your diagnosis. The fact that you are seeing bubbles when adding fluid leads me to believe your power steering fluid level was so low it was pulling air into the system. Since your power steering system is a high pressure system it is possible that it only leaks while you are driving, which could be why you aren’t seeing any puddles or drips. We recommend adding BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak to your power steering reservoir to stop the leak. As long as you purchase BlueDevil Power Steering Stop leak from us online (here: http://bit.ly/13eKpuJ) or from one of our partnering national retailers it is guaranteed to seal your power steering leak!

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  8. nestor burgos on

    i have a 01 dodge stratus and its making a noise under the hood people are telling me its the ac compressor but im not sure i had my belt changed a few weeks ago and it still makes the noise and my power steering also don’t work my car steering moves fine but its not taking in the power fluid any ideas on what may be wrong.?

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Nestor,
      Thanks for your question about your Dodge Stratus and I’m sorry things aren’t working quite right. Most of the time when A/C compressors fail, they don’t make any odd noises, they just stop working. Power steering pumps on the other hand will make a whining noise if they are going bad or if your power steering fluid is low. If you’ve noticed any leaking power steering fluid, add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak available here: http://bit.ly/13eKpuJ to seal the leak, then top off your power steering fluid reservoir with the manufacturer’s recommended power steering fluid.

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  9. Angela Ragona on

    I just got up here and so far I have been pleased with what I have read so far. Very helpful information. I have a Dodge Stratus SXT Special Edition 2005 with a 2.4 16valve DOHC engine e. I have been hearing a whinning noise. I was told it was my alternator but I am not sure now. It could be the power steering fluid low. Or even the belt. So informed I am now. Thanks. A very helpful sight. And now I am going to purchase your products. Have a blessed and wonderful day.

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  10. Eli on

    I have a ’93 mustang lx and just recently I had my alternator tensioner pully replaced and a couple days after that my car started making a loud squeaking noise coming from the front of the car. At first I thought it might be the new pully making contact with the alternator itself but it goes away when I speed up and comes back as I slow down. After reading I think it might be how tight the belt it because the belts are almost brand new. I work at Lexus so I get a free diagnosis but I want to figure this out myself if at all possible before taking it in.

    Eli

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Eli,
      Thanks for your question about your Mustang and I’m sorry it’s squeaking after you’ve replaced all those parts. It sounds like you are on the right track in diagnosing your problem. The Squeaking is most likely coming from your belt and a new belt and new belt tensioner would definitely have the tension very high. Also, the fact that it goes away at higher RPMs makes sense as the higher RPMS will pull the automatic belt tensioner out more. Since your vehicle is equipped with an automatic tensioner the tension is adjusted by spring pressure, so there is nothing you can do to change it. One thing you can check is that you have the right length belt for your motor. If you have any under drive pulleys, or skipped any accessories, you will need shorter belt than stock. Also, while you have the belt off and are checking the length, try spinning each accessory pulley by hand and see if any of them drag. It’s possible the new belt and tensioner are exposing a problem on one of your other accessories like the smog pump or power steering pump. If one of the accessories pulleys doesn’t spin freely, it likely has a bad bearing a will need to be replaced. If you still can’t fix the squeaking you can always try adding belt conditioner to your belt to try and quite it down.

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  11. Jake on

    I have a 1995 dodge ram 1500 and there is a whining or howling noises coming from the transmission. Could this be a symptom of not enough fluid?

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Jake,
      Thanks for your question about your Dodge truck. I’m sorry your transmission is giving you problems. The noises you are describing could be an indication of low transmission fluid. After you drive your truck for about 20 minutes, stop and check your fluid level on the dip stick with the engine running. If it is not at the top of the “hot” indication, you can add fluid right through the dip stick tube along with BlueDevil Transmission Sealer available here: http://bit.ly/16JIVMM. If your transmission fluid is not low, the noise could be from other problems in your transmission. There are a few service bulletins out on your vehicle’s transmission so it would be worth calling the closest Dodge dealership to see if any of them apply to your vehicle. You can call the service department and give them your VIN number for more information. Some of the repairs may even be free of charge to you.

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  12. nestor on

    my 2001 dodge stratus is making a loud whining noise coming from the belt when it makes that noise my heater goes out and its been really cold out lately the belt was also changed a few weeks ago but it hasn’t made that noise in tell it got cold out someone help me out please.?

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Nestor,
      Thanks for your question about your 2001 Stratus. A combination of noise from your belt and your heater not working sounds like a problem with your water pump, or a lack of coolant. Start by checking your coolant reservoir and when it’s cool, your radiator, to make sure it is full of coolant. If you find you are low on coolant consider adding BlueDevil Radiator and Block Sealer with your coolant to seal any leaks you may have. You can purchase BlueDevil Radiator and Block Sealer here: http://bit.ly/1tfst5A. If your radiator is full of coolant, it may be that your water pump is in need of replacement and it going bad is what is causing your belt to squeak as it tries to turn the broken pump.

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  13. Cynthia on

    I have a 2004Honda CRV. It’s started making a squealing noise when I back up and then a buzzing when I go forward. The buzzing only lasts a minute and then stops but it starts up again in turns and after stops. It seems to be coming from the rear of the car. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Cynthia,
      Thanks for your question about 2004 CRV. The problem you described is a very difficult one to diagnose, so it may be worth having a mechanic look at. It sounds like you might have misaligned or stuck rear brake pads. When you are backing up the brake pads may be causing the squealing you are hearing as they are running the wrong direction on the brake drum. Also, as you go around corners they may be shifting as your suspension shifts and again being misaligned causing the buzzing you are hearing. Hopefully that helps, but please let us know if you have any other questions.

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  14. Yasmine on

    So I’ve had my power steering pump replaced twice since April 2014, and in September I began hearing the same noises I heard before It was replaced; it would groan mainly when I’m parking or cut really hard to the left or right, but I don’t hear this noise when driving. I checked the PS fluid and it was still full so I took it to a shop to get it checked out and they said the pump is fine but there’s a leak in the rack and pinion and the fluid is leaking and it would be over $700 to fix. I still hear the noise when parking but I haven’t gotten it fixed yet because I don’t have the money yet. However, this was over a month ago and every time I’ve checked the PS fluid level it’s still full. How is it possible to have a PS fluid leak in the rack and pinion and the reservoir is still full? Could this really be the rack and pinion or something else?

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Yasmine,
      Thanks for your question about your power steering leak. It is possible that the leak you have in your power steering rack is a very slow leak so you won’t notice your fluid level dropping for a few weeks. That sounds like a reasonable quote to replace a steering rack, but before you do we recommend you reading our article about power steering rack leaks here: http://www.gobluedevil.com/blog/rack-pinion-leak/. If you have any other questions, please leave a comment on that article.

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  15. blaine on

    whining noise, i thought water pump, replaced… nope, then thought alternator… and this time while the belt was off i started it just to see… noise was still there. nothing was running except the engine… now i am lost… what could it be???

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Blaine,
      Thanks for your question about the whining noise in your engine. If the belt was off while it was running it could be a variety of things. If your vehicle has a timing belt it could be that belt that is whining. I would also start with checking your oil and transmission fluid level and make sure they are full of fresh fluid. If you find any of your fluids low, choose the appropriate BlueDevil product to seal the leak by going to http://www.gobluedevil.com. You may also check your crank pulley and harmonic balancer to make sure they are installed correctly and the bolt is tight. If your vehicle is equipped with electric fans you could also check to make sure there is nothing in the blades and the motors aren’t worn. Last, the noise you’re hearing may be coming from a vacuum leak so try checking hoses and vacuum connections for leaks.

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  16. esteban on

    I hot a 2003 honda accord.the squeaky noise turn on in the morning. But after I drive it it stops. It don’t leak. When I turn the wheal it’s make the nose but only in the morning.

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Esteban,
      Thanks for your question about your Accord. It sounds like your serpentine belt is causing the squealing. It may be due to a worn out belt or belt tensioner. It is also possible that one of your accessories like your alternator or your power steering pump is worn out causing extra strain on the belt making it squeal. The First thing to do would be to remove your current belt. If it’s cracked, worn or glazed in any area it may be time to replace it. Honda recommends replacing the serpentine belt every 100,000 miles. If the belt is still in good shape, and the tensioner is difficult to move with a wrench, try spinning the pulleys of all the accessories to see if one is harder to turn and could be causing your problem.

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  17. danelle watson on

    I recently had a full coolant flush and thermostat sensor done and my heat is still not getting hot enough and I noticed there’s a piece of plastic is missing around the rim of the coolant container could this but why the heat is not getting hotter??

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Danelle-

      Yes, if there is a breach in your cooling system it can prevent you from being able to get full heat within the vehicle. You will want to have it replaced or repaired and you should get back to full heat within the cabin of your car.

      -BDP

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    • Bret Bannerman on

      Hi I have a 2006 Honda Accord EX V6. It started making a horrible whining noise in the AM two weeks ago, as others have said only when its cold, worse when I turn the steering wheel and disappears completely once the car warms up. I have had it into my mechanic four times now and have paid over $1000 ugh! Please help! They replaced the tensioner belt (which BTW had already been replaced in 2011 by them grrr). Then the tried changing out the o ringbin the power steering (I am now COMPLETELY convinced its the power steering) and most recently changed a hose on the P/S. This morning it was SUPER cold and the loudest it’s been. The car is warm by the time they give it back to me each time so they don’t realize they haven’t solved the problem. I love these guys have used the for years with other Hondas but this is REALLY starting to piss me off and at this point feel they should be REFUNDING my money. Ugh PLEASE HELP!!

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      • BlueDevil Pro on

        Bret,
        We’re sorry about the frustrating experience you’ve had with your Honda. The problem certainly does sound like a problem with your power steering system, but it also sounds like the only thing your mechanics haven’t replaced yet is the power steering pump. It is possible that your problems lies with the bearings in the pump causing the whining you’re hearing and as they warm up they quite down. It is also possible that some large debris is caught somewhere in your system making it difficult for the pump to move fluid through system. Unfortunately this is also extremely hard to diagnose and would have to be done by replacing 1 component at a time.

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        • Bret Bannerman on

          Thanks so much for replying…that’s pretty much what he said…and even offered up that if I could stand the noise to leave it and it wont bother me when its warm rather than spending more money :( Thanks so much!

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  18. Tristen on

    I have a Mazda 3 hatch 06, So a couple months ago i’ve noticed that sometimes when i start up my car it will start to make a squeal noise, its happening alot more now in the cooler temps. But it still happened when its hot outside. And when it doesnt happen when i start it up, almost every time the same squeal noise starts when i put the car into reverse. The noise always goes away when i rev the car to a certain RPM. Sometimes when i stop the noise will come back but not as loud and i would have to do the same procedure to get rid of the noise. I did notice the my power steering fluid was basically empty when i checked and I filled it but the car still makes the noise. What could it be?

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Tristen,
      Thanks for your question about your Mazda and thanks for all the information about the problem! Hopefully your problem is just coming from your power steering system. Since your power steering reservoir was empty it sounds like you have a leak in the system. The easiest way to stop the leak is to add BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak available here: http://bit.ly/13eKpuJ. It will take a few days both for the leak to seal and the air pockets to be pushed out of your power steering system so you may still hear the squealing for a day or 2. If the squealing continues past that it is possible that your belt got damaged when your power steering fluid was first low which caused the belt to slip on the pulley. You can usually tell by looking at the belt while the engine is not running. If it looks shiny, cracked or the ribs are worn in any areas it needs to be replaced.

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  19. Randall Eckstein on

    I have a 2005 chevy avalanche, when taking off from a stop I get a low hum that lasts for about 3 seconds, it doesn’t do it all the time, just every now and then but has become more frequent lately. I do not notice any power loss of any kind, in acceleration or steering. I can turn wheel back and forth and no noise, I can take off and stop no noise, just every now and then I get the hum. Any ideas would be great, Thanks

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Randall,
      Thanks for your question about your Avalanche. Intermittent noises are some of the most difficult problems to diagnose. It is remotely possible you have a wheel bearing going bad. For more information you can check out our blog about bad wheel bearings here: http://www.gobluedevil.com/blog/bad-wheel-bearing/. It is also possible your tires are wearing oddly or one has lost its balancing weight since it only makes the sound at low speeds. Make sure your tires are balanced and regularly rotated to solve this problem. It is also possible that one of your drive shaft u-joints is starting to wear out. On acceleration your suspension flexes which changes the angle of the driveshaft which may be enough to cause the u-joint to hum until you get to a certain speed and the suspension relaxes.

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  20. Theresa on

    I have a 01 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Every time I turn a corner and am not giving it any gas and then I put my foot back on the gas pedal my transmission slips and my RPM’s race until I take my foot off. I have had the filter and fluid changed, it stopped the problem for about a month or so but has started it again and now it’s joined by a whining sound and is now hesitant like if it were a standard taking off in drive. I was wondering if you might know what is the problem? Thank you Theresa.

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Theresa,
      Thanks for your question about your Jeep, and I’m sorry your transmission is giving you problems. The first thing to do is check your transmission fluid level. The transmission fluid dip stick should be on the driver’s side of your engine at the very back with a yellow handle. You should check the fluid level while your Jeep is running. The fluid should be red, not dirty or black and between the high and low marks. If you have low transmission fluid it could be causing your problems and evidence of a fluid leak. If you do have a leak, you can add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer to your transmission fluid through the dip stick tube using a small funnel. BlueDevil Transmission Sealer will seal your transmission leak, and then you can top it off with the recommended transmission fluid. You can purchase BlueDevil Transmission Sealer here: http://bit.ly/16JIVMM

      If you do not have a low fluid level then your transmission is likely starting to wear out and may need to be rebuilt or replaced. At that point it is best to have it serviced by a transmission specialist.

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  21. Rayman88526@gmail.com on

    I brought my Chrsyler TC 2003 for transmission repair wherein they stated that the ff. were replaced. A604 Pump GAsket, Pump O’ring, Seal, Axle Seal, Pressure Plate, Filter, O/D Friction, O/D & Under Dr. Steel were replaced and after five months I hear whining sound and a drag is felt when I shift from Park (P) to Reverse then to Drive. The speedmeter is also erratic. I need urgent help, please advise. Raymund

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    • BlueDevil Pro on

      Raymund,
      Thanks for your question about your Chrysler. The best thing to do would be to take it back to the shop you had the work done as they may help you at a reduced cost since it was just worked on. The whining sound you’re hearing is probably the fluid pump and could just be a result of low transmission fluid. If you check your transmission fluid and discover a low level add BlueDevil Transmission Sealer to seal the leak. You can purchase BlueDevil Transmission Sealer here: http://bit.ly/16JIVMM. If you do not have a low fluid level, it is possible something in your transmission, such as the pump, is wearing out and you should have it checked by a specialist.

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  22. Chad on

    I have an 05 jeep grand cherokee 5.7 liter hemi. Started making a whining noise when first started and also when turning the wheel to either side at slow speeds. I figured it was a the power steering pump. I replaced the old one with a remanufactured pump. The whining is now much worse. It’s not too loud at idle, but increases significantly with higher RPMs and also gets higher pitched. I noticed (during installation) when pushing the pulley onto the new pump’s shaft, i was unable to turn the pulley freely. So, i figured the pulley was on there too tight. I used the pulley puller tool to pull it off a bit, to where it would turn, but not super easily. Could this be the reason for the whining noise? could the pulley still be too tight on the pump? I also bled the PS system by turning the wheel right to left several times with the engine off and the front wheels jacked up off the ground, refilling the reservoir each time i did this. I tried to follow all the procedures for ps pump replacement properly, but I’m at a loss as to why the whining is still there and even worse then before. Any ideas. Also, another question i have is; is the vehicle safe to drive to a mechanic if need be, or could it potentially cause damage to the engine driving it? Thanks for your time

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