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Old 02-18-2006, 09:04 PM   #1
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what causes a 3800 at cartain rpms to whine(only for the non supercharged motors)

it is a very quiet whine and you can barely here it

and it is constant
but the only way i can here it is when it echos off of buildings
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my trans likes to whine, in first and second...
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what causes a 3800 at cartain rpms to whine(only for the non supercharged motors)
I've heard a whine but it'* the alternator or pwoer steering pump or transmission. I don't hear it from other 3800s in parking lots-but they're usually not revving that high.
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I've heard a whine but it'* the alternator or pwoer steering pump or transmission. I don't hear it from other 3800s in parking lots-but they're usually not revving that high.
my power steering pump whines like a */c. and groans when im turning the wheel
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my trans likes to whine, in first and second...
come to think of it mine does it in first and i havent checked second
my powersteering only wines when i turn the steering wheel completely one direction
altenator is dead quiet
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Its power steering pump whine... Some do it other are just about dead silent...

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Hey mine does that too; and I love the sound it makes !!!
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My engined whined some when the idler pulley was about to fail....
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The whine is most likely not a good sound. It'* probably something getting ready to fail. We should probably get this moved over to 92-99 and help you diagnose what is whining.
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Open the hood and listen to where the sound is coming from. My car whined the other day but it had rained the other day and temp 0 f. Mine was coming from the alt but dissapper very quickly
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