anyone'* ride sound like a dentist drill? and more..
so, i had my '98 se in a couple weeks ago for some (extended) warranty work. my dealer replaced the upper plenum (for the second time), and replaced the rear main oil seal. when i got it back, i noticed that it sounds like a dentist drill only under the following conditions: when the car is in gear and when the car is given a little bit of a push. for example, i can take off from a stop light, give it a little gas (not to the floor), have it shift into second and i will hear a noise sounding like a dentist drill. a couple seconds before it shifts into third, it will quit, then when it'* in third gear it will start again. only does this in a specified rpm range, say 2000-3300. if i'm using cruise, i can accelerate more and i will hear the noise again for a couple seconds, until it stabalizes at the cruises speed again. i cannot duplicate this problem when the car is in park. it also does not do it if i baby it. any ideas?
also...my dealer tells me my steering rack needs to be replaced. very nice, since this isn't covered under my extended warranty. the p/* pump will whine when you turn it from left to right. it'* always done that, and my car has magnasteer. p/* resevoir level is perfectly fine. the problem lies when the car is at idle, and you turn the wheel. there'* a slight shudder if at idle, or say turning a corner without my foot on the gas. any ideas what this may be?
you guys have always been such a great resource, and thanks to all of you for your advice and willingness. any replies would be greatly appreciated. thanks!!