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Old 07-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Talking Whirring sound

I have a whirring sound that comes the driver side of the engine .It is not the power steering because there are no leaks and the sound does not get worse when i turn the steering. It does get loader the higher the rpm though and also makes a whirring sound in neutral .

My car is a 93 bonne se

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How does it react if the rpm are at idle with the car moving?
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The sound is the same at idle parked and at idle driving
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your transmission is on that side......

Have you checked your fluid level?
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I checked and it has just a bit more fluid then needed also i have absolutely no problems with my transmission
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Lets say that it is the transmission what does the whirring mean that my transmission is going or what
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In my experience, yes, I relate that sound to clutch material being low and worn. Or a bearing in the trans. maybe axle bearing.
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Okay thanks i guess i will go and get my transmission checked out
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Talking Noise under the hood *resolved*

A few days ago I posted a problem with noise under the hood on my 1999 Bonneville SE.
I thought it would be interesting to let everyone know what I found.
To recap, the noise sounded like a heat shield rubbing on the asphalt. The noise followed the engine RPM and happened ONLY when making a right turn. The noise was proportional to the side G force.
It turned out to be the Bendix. (starter gear) loose and rubbing on the flywheel when I made a right turn.
How I found out was: I removed the little plastic cover to expose the flywheel, started the engine and rubbed a chalk on the teeth then I when for a ride (before turning the engine off) and forced the noise for a while.
When I returned I found the chalk was starting to rub off.

I thought I should let everyone know so no one else go crazy trying to figure this one out.
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