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Old 12-31-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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So I crank my car up and it making this awful whining noise it loud when it idles get louder when I rev my engine and when I turn the steering wheel it get louder and also when hit the brakes please someone tell me what this is thanks

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Is it coming through your speakers?
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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I'd say alternator bearing or idle pulley. It sounds like it need replaced asap. If its alt, check at night, I might see sparks. I had a Beretta that did that.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Is it coming through your speakers?
No not through my speakers

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I'd say alternator bearing or idle pulley. It sounds like it need replaced asap. If its alt, check at night, I might see sparks. I had a Beretta that did that.
I might just replace both it wouldn't hurt to replace it a 98
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I wouldn't go on any long trips dude, that sounds really bad.
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I wouldn't go on any long trips dude, that sounds really bad.
I had a video I tried to post it did you see it? And don't worry it just a project car for now fixing her up brining her back to life she just sit and I crank her up every now then
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:48 PM   #8
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I uploaded the video to YouTube

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:14 PM   #9
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Spray some wd40 on idle pulley and see if that works. I think its alt bearing but idle pulley cheaper.

You could take your belt off and turn by hand. You should be able to tell if its turning smoothly or not.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:36 PM   #10
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Kinda sounds like power steering to me but I dont know
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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That's power steering pump for sure, check your fluid level. If it is full then your pump may be craping out on you or you have a bad seal and fluid is leaking out, they will make noise when the fluid is low so check that first.
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Medic dave I'm sorry but are you the same Dave on mustang medic lol???
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Medic dave I'm sorry but are you the same Dave on mustang medic lol???
I'm afraid not, I'm just Dave the medic lol.
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I'm afraid not, I'm just Dave the medic lol.
I kinda figured but I didn't hurt to ask. It's to bad I woulda asked for an autograph lol...
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That's power steering pump for sure, check your fluid level. If it is full then your pump may be craping out on you or you have a bad seal and fluid is leaking out, they will make noise when the fluid is low so check that first.
Well thanks medicdave I will look into that in the morning and prolly just going to go ahead a replace the alt too it wouldn't hurt it is a 98
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Well thanks medicdave I will look into that in the morning and prolly just going to go ahead a replace the alt too it wouldn't hurt it is a 98
Your welcome, I hope it works out for you. If that's not it then I'm not sure but it sounds like its running dry.
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I'd say alternator bearing or idle pulley. It sounds like it need replaced asap. If its alt, check at night, I might see sparks. I had a Beretta that did that.
+1 on the alternator bearing or possibly the power steering pump. You could check your power steering fluid level and add if its low. Usually when it's the power steering pump, you can get the noise to change by turning the steering wheel while the car is idling in park (or neutral w/parking brake on for manual tranny). It will get louder as you turn the steering wheel, kinda like when you revved the engine.
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Quick way to tell take off the belt and spin everything by hand, if you feel one with a lot of slop or hard to turn like goes 30% around then gets tough theirs the winner.
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I hears the video and im pretty sure ot sounds like the alternator diode is about to go. Also vaguely sounds like a power steering pump. And a small metallic grind like the water pump. If its the power steering pump it would make noise both reving the motor and while u turn the wheels on idle. But it sounds more like a alternator whine from my stand point

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Spray some wd40 on idle pulley and see if that works. I think its alt bearing but idle pulley cheaper.

You could take your belt off and turn by hand. You should be able to tell if its turning smoothly or not.
I would do this too just to rule out any pulleys do them one by one like for example idler pulley spray on the bolt by the bearing and see if the sound went away. Then next the alterator...since its much easier to get to than the p/s pump lol then so on and so forth
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #21
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It will prolly be a weekend job it's the only time I have ill grab some wd40, power steering fluid and Power Steering Stop Leak maybe that will help

Thanks everyone for the help
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Lucas stop squeal is pretty good. Worked for me but yours is WAY worse than mine. Good luck
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #23
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Lucas stop squeal is pretty good. Worked for me but yours is WAY worse than mine. Good luck
My buddy and I was talking and he said it might be making the noise because I was low on transmission fluid and I said well that might be because I have a leak in a the transmission front pump
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Sounds definitely like power steering pump to me just turn the wheel and see if the noise changes ....if so, its gotta be it... if not alternator or water pump it has to be 1 of those 3 things.my $$$ on pwr steeringpump

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It will prolly be a weekend job it's the only time I have ill grab some wd40, power steering fluid and Power Steering Stop Leak maybe that will help

Thanks everyone for the help
I wouldn't mess with any additives I would just change the pump... everytime you put those additives anywhere in your car they tend 2 f'*&* something up later down the road
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Sounds definitely like power steering pump to me just turn the wheel and see if the noise changes ....if so, its gotta be it... if not alternator or water pump it has to be 1 of those 3 things.my $$$ on pwr steeringpump

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I wouldn't mess with any additives I would just change the pump... everytime you put those additives anywhere in your car they tend 2 f'*&* something up later down the road
I don't even know what the power steering pump looks like I couldn't even fine a video on how to change a pump
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I don't even know what the power steering pump looks like I couldn't even fine a video on how to change a pump
Fluid goes rite n the top of it
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Fluid goes rite n the top of it
So the power steering pump is above where you put the power steering fluid at?
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So the power steering pump is above where you put the power steering fluid at?
No below it. I think its pulley closest to battery.

Alt pulley in middle,up top. Below that in center is water pump pulley.
Below water pulley is crank pulley. Those are pretty much straight up and down, right in the middle of motor. Now power steering is to the right of those. Your tensioner pulley is on the left of those. Hope that makes sense.

Might be diagram under your hood.
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No below it. I think its pulley closest to battery.

Alt pulley in middle,up top. Below that in center is water pump pulley.
Below water pulley is crank pulley. Those are pretty much straight up and down, right in the middle of motor. Now power steering is to the right of those. Your tensioner pulley is on the left of those. Hope that makes sense.

Might be diagram under your hood.
Yeahh it make since understand now, I'll still have to go out there and look at it but I know what your talking about

Does American muscle sell power steering pumps?
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most autoparts stores do not american muscle
however they may sell a delete kit lol. wouldnt suggest it unless u like to be like a honda with no a/c no p/s
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most autoparts stores do not american muscle
however they may sell a delete kit lol. wouldnt suggest it unless u like to be like a honda with no a/c no p/s
Oh I figure they would sell like a high performance power steering pump heck the do everything else haha
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Yeahh it make since understand now, I'll still have to go out there and look at it but I know what your talking about

Does American muscle sell power steering pumps?
CJ pony's sell em. They give discount too.
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