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1/24/2012
22:12:48

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2002 3.9 Manual transmission. Bought it new July 2002. I like the blow across tne .22 shell discription. :) That is an excellent discription. I live in Minnesota. after about 4 winters I stoped worrying about it. I like to hearing passengers opinions. I'm glad I'm not the only one that experiances it. When ever I ask the service department if they ever heard of that problem, all they say is "bring it in."
Like Jarad said. "like an old friend" 12 years it is the only problem I ever had with it..and that ain't much of a problem.



keny
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3/01/2012
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haha.. this is killing me. nine years and no answer. same crap for me. cold weather, 20-30 miles and hour, and again between 50-55 or so.. generally always at the same exact speeds.. i DO have a K+N in it. have replaced serpentine etc.. was going to get new belt tensioner etc...

no answer. same $hit



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3/02/2012
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the culpit is your IAC O'ring not sealing when cold allows air to pass the pintle when cold causing whistling, cheap fix new O'ring or a thin lube on it will help



TWSavage
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3/05/2013
10:00:13

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I may as well add my two cents. I've owned a '02
Dakota Club Cab SLT V6 for over ten years now. It
started the cold-weather whine thing pretty soon
after I got it. It happened at about <40 degrees
F, never when raining or foggy, always went away
after warm-up, could get it to go away by letting
off the gas. Finally replaced the original
battery this summer (10 years, not bad!) This
winter the noise has become louder and more
frequent, less willing to go away. After reading
this thread, I replaced the belt and idler &
tensioner pulleys with absolutely no improvement.
I replaced the alternator about a week ago and
after at least a dozen trips in the cold, whine is
gone. The only thing I hear is the throaty roar
of the mighty V6. So in my case, the alternator
did it. Your mileage may vary...



Chris L.
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1/23/2014
11:07:01

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I have a 2004 with the 4.7L and this started last year with the whistle, at ~1500 RPM, usually at 50-60 MPH with light throttle. letting off or stepping on the accelerator makes it change and go away. We just installed a new IAC solenoid and I still have the noise, the new part was actually made in the USA and came with a new o-ring installed.

This is REALLY annoying! Does ANYONE have a real fix for this? Where is Dodge if so many are having this issue?



Weesaw
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3/09/2014
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My '03 Dakota w/3.9L has whistled intermittently since late '03 when the weather turned cold. Dealer offered no solutions. Warm weather: no whistle. Cold weather: whistle first drive of the day at 35-50mph but goes away if throttle is released or pressed way down, or again on subsequent drives if it's <10 degrees. Then the other day I was with a friend in his '05 Ford F150 w/V6. Same noise. He reports the same symptoms: Cold, 30-50mph, throttle dependent.



Harry
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4/22/2014
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My 2002 Dakota has had the same problem for a number of winters. I finally had my son-in-law, who is a heavy equipment mechanic drive it for a few days. He and his fellow mechanics determined that it was the radiator fan hub. the fan was a bit loose. He replaced the hub and so far there has been no noise.



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2/01/2021
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try this is right my 2002 3.9 has this issue too, this could save alot of peoe alot of money.way to Dodge the stealership.



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