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MrChubbyHubby
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4/19/2003
08:58:36

Subject: Whining noise...any thoughts?
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Morning everyone. My 98 Dak has an odd noise. When driving I can hear a whining noise. Definately coming from the front, maybe front right but not sure. Anyway, the whine is really retectable at about 30 to 50 MPH. I get the noise when driving straight. If I turn the wheel the slightest bit to the left, the whine is gone immediately, but if I turn to the right it stays the same or maybe gets a little louder. If I put the truck in nuetral and coast, I get the same thing as stated above. I have also noticed that
I can feel a little bit of vibration in the floorboard drivers side on conjuntion with the whine. I am going to check the power steering fliud today. HELP HELP HELP



Chris
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4/19/2003
13:43:47

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Is the noise there when the car is idling? if so take belt off the powersteering pump and start the truck. If noise isnt there then replace ur pump or fill with fluid.read my post below too. "weezing coming from trans."



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4/20/2003
01:54:57

RE: Whining noise...any thoughts?
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Are you sure that your wife isn't trapped in the wheelwell?



MsChubbyHubby
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4/21/2003
20:31:59

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Funny. I just cant contain myself. Oh the laughter. I think I am going to wet my pants.
Just for the record, I was not trapped in the wheelwell. :0)



MrChubbyHubby
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4/21/2003
20:38:48

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The noise may be there when idling, but its barely noticable. I dont think its related to:
Transmission - because I shift transmission into Nuetral and I still get the noise, Brakes - because it will not change if pressure is applied to the brake pedal, Engine itself - it does not change with RPM. It does get louder with speed though. I was also thinking tire pressure, so I checked that and all is well. Power Steering Fluid is fine too. Any one else have any thoughts? Could I have some worn bearings?




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4/22/2003
10:04:02

RE: Whining noise...any thoughts?
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Is that "Ms" or "Mrs" ChubbyHubby? ;-) Glad you've got a sense of humor!

Speaking more seriously now, I'd suspect the power steering pump. If it's going bad, the fluid level won't make a difference. They howl like crazy when the bearings are going out, and will cause a vibration that you can feel if it's bad enough. Might also check the rack and pinion steering shaft, if your year truck has one, and make sure that you have enough clearance between the wheels and front suspension parts if you've changed wheel/tire sizes.



MrChubbyHubby
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4/23/2003
22:55:33

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Well... I think you may be right. I will know for sure tomorrow. I took it to my mechanic today. I am having a slight engine temp problem also. I am about to say to hell with this truck.... I am going to look at old CJ-7's this weekend!!!! WOOOO HOOOO!!



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5/06/2003
23:07:21

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my truck does it too but not as loud as your i dont think because it isnt that noticable and it doesnt bother me. it kinda whistles kinda sounds like a turbo. now that ive got exhaust i can barely hear it.



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5/07/2003
01:12:12

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oh yeah, thats the best answer. just keep turning up the radio til you cant hear it anymore



cory
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5/07/2003
08:08:13

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couldnt it be the tires?



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2/07/2014
15:51:09

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my 2003 with 3.9 whines when outside temps are 20 or colder...stops when truck warms up. usually. only sounds 1500 to 2000 rpm.for short periods of time.



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2/07/2014
17:16:57

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Baby crying!



daddio
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3/07/2014
00:25:03

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Ever thought of a bad wheel bearing?



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9/29/2016
17:02:36

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I have the exact same issue. Not power
steering because if I turn off the engine
at speed it is still there.



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