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02-03-2012, 12:58 AM
I have been hearing a whining sound in my car for over a year and cannot determine where it is coming from. The pitch of the whine varies with the rpm.
Here is audio i recorded of the whine


Any ideas on what it could be ? some have told me the power steering pump but i want to be sure

02-03-2012, 08:37 AM
I honestly didn't hear a whine..

02-03-2012, 09:10 AM
i didn't at first until u really listen towards the end of the clip. although maybe that's just my mind saying its there cus i expected it to be.

young gun
02-03-2012, 09:39 AM
very faintly hear it at certain points. Does this happen while turning?

02-03-2012, 09:59 AM
Yes its a faint whining sound that's rpm dependent. It not only with turning. I guess I hear it more in the video because I'm use to the sound already. Could hid's be making this sound ?

02-03-2012, 12:13 PM
hids wont be rpm dependent. cant hear, but common possibilities are bearings on pulleys, p/s pump or alt whine.

02-03-2012, 01:32 PM
I'm not sure if it's the same noise, but my mom's Montana (same motor) has a whine whenever you accelerate/make rpms rise. Don't know the cause but it's been like this for as long as I can remember and nothing is wrong with it.

02-05-2012, 04:59 AM
I couldn't really hear the noise. My car (166k miles) is making an RPM dependent whine off and on now from the alternator.