Only thing is when i started it up the alternator had a whine sound almost like a supercharger. Specifically, worn out bearings inside the alternator have been known to cause this type of noise. It sorta sounds like a blower The owner said not to worry,all T5 trannys have a gear whine. It is intermittent, at slow speeds or totally stopped. Problem solved. Plugged the RCA cable to the amp, but disconnected from the head unit, amp and head unit turned on = no alternator whine. Nissan Murano owners have reported 22 problems related to transmission noise (under the power train category). When the noise appears i can feel it with a slight vibration through the gear stick when i hold it, and then the vibration goes away in line as the noise goes away. nothing at idle. Its quite annoying and it worries me cause i have no idea what it is. Noticed it today when accelerating slowly through 1st and second, a slight whining. In addition, noise can come from the timing belt area or timing chain area. to me, it's more noticeable than the new exhaust tone. I did a simple test recently. Need your help because I just got laid off and can't afford to let a mechanic guess what it might be. Remember, though, that there are multiple places in the engine where bearings are used. I don't have a stock radio, I'm running an Alpine CDA-105 headunit along with 4 focal access speakers run off of a JL Audio XD/400 amp, and have a jl 12w7 subwoofer run off of a Boston Acoustics GTA 1000m mono amp. The I5 and the transmission is just generally a very whiny combination, so no telling what you're hearing. This was after hearing an intermittent whining noise that matched engine RPM, We took it out last night, and on the way home, several other lights (ABS, ECM, VSM, et. covering 2006-2012 RAV4s dealing with a whining noise corrected by replacing the engine insulators/mounts. Only really at low rpms, and usually happens after its been running and shut off and run again about an hour or more later(but sometimes on cold starts). and i did a small acceleration into my garage and all of a sudden my car started to smoke and a green liquid started squirting out of the alternator/pulleys area. What is causing the whining sound in my car engine? Given that the whining was there, then the belts were replaced, quite possibly increasing the load sustained by all the pulleys; and given that it is engine-speed-related, my first check would be the alternator. When stopped for a traffic light and transmission is in 1, whine audible, when you proceed after the light, the whining audible to gear 4. Three attempts through KIA did not fix this problem. Broken Belt or Pulley – The belt and pulley of the vehicle are what produces the mechanical power that gets converted into electrical energy by the alternator. If the pulley is not in correct alignment with the belt or the bearings/bushings are worn out, a whining noise from the alternator is an indication that something is wrong. Since then I've heard a bit of a whine sound. Take the belt off and check pulleys for free wheel. If the whine changes volume or pitch when you accelerate, then you do have alternator whine. today my alternator light come back on…. At the beginning it was only at startup, then it went away for a few weeks, then the alternator failed with a LOUD whining noise and warning lights on the dash. The sound reminds me of alternator whine. I have noticed the same thing on my 2008 I4 5spd. It gets louder when rpm is higher. Just recently noticed a whining noise when driving my car. i have noticed a really loud whine when i accelerate. A car making whining noise when accelerating is a sign of a failing alternator, failing automatic transmission, or a failing power steering pump. Also, upon acceleration I am hearing a whining noise that gets louder. If i accelerate gently there is no noise and if I floor it on the highway there isn’t a noise I can hear either. Grab a long screwdriver and listen for the problem. To rule this out as a possible cause, you need to locate and check the power steering pump, which can. 2 weeks ago the alternator light come on and they said it was a faulty one…. Bmw e39 engine whine noise when accelerating Hey Guys and Girls, i have a whining noise coming from the engine bay, it increases when i am accelerating and you can hear it when you are just sitting in neutral. This is because the rotating mass of the alternator will work against the belt when. Hello I have a 02 Chevy Avalanche two wheel drive 1500. Specifically, worn out bearings inside the alternator have been known to cause this type of noise. NOW this only has done it when i have kicker amps hooked up. When I let off the gas, the whine goes away, but once I hit it again it comes back. This question is already answered, but it is worth noting that a distinct stereo whine that changes pitch with engine speed can be indicative of an issue with the alternator and/or voltage regulator. Best Answer: yellow to b+ or strait to battery power/red power accessory to a switchable power supply one that powers on and off with a turn of the key. The noise is not constant and is mainly apparent when accelerating. I left it in the truck to see if it would quiet down/break in but after 500 miles it seems to be louder. Anybody else with some miles over 150,000 have a comment. Top two: Alternator belt, which is faced with rotating the alternator at maximum output. Make sure your're not geting air into PS fluid (leak on suction leg of pump allowing air entry). I got a brand new alternator recently and today it started whining when accelerating. Just recently when I decelerate but don't come to a full stop and then accelerate again I hear a light whining coming from the rear. Kind of like a super charger whining whenever I accelerate or decelerate. Identify the underlying cause of the whine to silence it for good. It only lasts for a couple of minutes; disappears as engine warms up. I traded in 2 problomatic cars to get it however so every noise I hear I get paranoid. When the noise happens every on in the car can hear it. Its loud and only ever ceases when Im running one specific speed and not steeping off and on the accelerator. When you accelerate and hear a squeal, a squeak, or a whine, odds are the cause is a worn belt. An alternator noise suppressor connects inline between the alternator and battery, and can reduce high-pitched whining noise that modulates according to engine RPMs. Alternator bearings whine (common), once in awhile an idler/tensioner will whine (but usually more of a grinding noise). 7 with 140k miles. New alternator. Its a mix between a whine and almost done like the air is on but its not on. Skip the Repair Shop Our Mechanics Make. in that case move your power lead as far away from the alternator as possible. If it is the alternator then the whine should be gone. I had a '99 Tahoe that did that from the day it was new. If you need help uploading it, I'll be happy to send you my email. We are seeing even more problems with the oil pickups getting clogged up on the 93. NOW this only has done it when i have kicker amps hooked up. It does it when stationary in nuetral when reving the engine as well, best way I can. Airbag light kept coming on. If the exhaust blades are again broken, I'll have to get the cylinder head checked. Any electrical things you can shut off will increase this time a little. Mostly heard from 1700rpm. My girlfriend has a 2010 Buick Lucerne which just turned 75k miles. What I've installed is listed below and the problems I'm having as well as what I've done for troubleshooting. Alternator Noise A high-pitched whine that changes with engine speed. Its a mix between a whine and almost done like the air is on but its not on. It is a slow rumble at idle. not really, i put the straw in mine and squirted it in, then just ran it for a bit, as brad also says, it could be water pump, start her up, if its making noise, loosen off alternator and take belt off, try it again, if noise is gone its alternator, if still there then its waterpump and you will need to get it sorted. After installation, the noise was still there and they now said the noise is most likely coming from the timing belt. That job turned out to be the alternator. Let up on the gas and the sound is gone. Whining sound when idling, but sound gone when i accelerate. Yellow wrench lite is on. Goes away when letting off the gas and comes back when on the gas. Whining noise when accelerating it all happened the day i changed my spark plugs everything seemed fine and i drove to work and then went to lunch and when i started my car up i could hear a whining noise, almost like a belt spinning really fast when i pressed the gas so i changed my a c pulley and timing belt and still no difference. Sounds to me like there is a draw already on the alternator. Whining noises often come from the alternator or the steering pump. The sound reminds me of alternator whine. You only notice it in 1st thru 3rd. I can also hear the truck "whine" or "wind" down when I brake or let the truck slow down on its own. An internal combustion engine (ICE) is a heat engine where the combustion of a fuel occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the working fluid flow circuit. it seems to be in sync with the rpms because when I step on the gas, the whining noise goes up in pitch. Q: I own an older vehicle with higher mileage. More like the whine sound you would get in the AM radio from an alternator back in the good old days when AM was all you had. I have noticed the same thing on my 2008 I4 5spd. Not had any problems with the car, but just hitting 60000 and the car has started making a whining/whirring noise under acceleration. Alternative test is carefully lubricate the bearings in the pulleys with wd40 or similar while the noise occurs, if you lube the alternator pulley for example and the noise stops then it's likely to be that at fault. in that case move your power lead as far away from the alternator as possible. Does anyone have a problem with alternator whine in a factory sound system? Mine does it in the mornings when it is cool and damp. Front brakes kept making a horrible sound and vibrating the whole van. I took a screwdriver and held it against the outside of the alternator (obviously not close to the moving pulley and belt) and could feel a vibration. It's a low, steady whine, not screechy or marble-y. My last problem is that so far I am not getting the great sound I expected from my speakers. Your trusted experts at Toyota of Greenville have compiled a list of warning signs to look for in order to help avoid alternator failure. Hello, I have a 92 Accord with an alternator that is making a lot of noise. Lucky that the manager heard it squeak because the guy who tested it wouldn't replace it because it passed. 6HDI with 92,000 miles on the clock. This has started when the weather got colder, and the noise goes away once the car is warmed up or driven a short distance. If whine is from the front, and varies with engine speed, then I'm thinking engine accessory drive (power steering pump, alternator, etc. Noticeable whilst accelerating and slowing. Whining noise while accelerating seems to be one of the most commonly faced and most discussed problems on automobile forums worldwide. all i notice while accelerating is the whine. 0ers so i need your help once again. Figured out it was the alternator, went to the dealer. Took it to a mechanic who listened with a long screw driver and said it's from the alternator bearing. it sound like i have a TC or SC. Today, the whine is extremely loud and occurs every time I accelerate and am at higher RPMs. I traded in 2 problomatic cars to get it however so every noise I hear I get paranoid. Check the power steering fluid in the pump (there is a dipstick on the pump), and have an AVR test done on the alternator. 74982301 As soon as I start up the dryer there is a high pitched whining noise. The belt is first suspect. You only notice it in 1st thru 3rd. when i had a sony amp it didnt whine, replaced teh sony with a kicker and it whines. constant whining noise. Replacing the alternator can cost from $40 to over $350 depending on the truck. It has only happened 3 times. 2005 Honda Pilot. The sound was the same, so all the whine is from all the other stuff other than the auto trans, ie the alternator, belt pulleys and bearings. When the whine first started, it was very quiet so I didn't think anything of it. Re: Accelerating whining noise. With my ear plugs in it is louder than any other noise! haha. Since it came up, for you guys that think your alternator is dead/dying, pull off the voltage regulator and look at the brushes before buying a new alternator. I suspect power steering pump or alternator. Does anyone have a problem with alternator whine in a factory sound system? Mine does it in the mornings when it is cool and damp. The belts have been replaced, and the mechanic claims the pulleys are fine. Hi, I am buying a 2010 vauxhall insignia diesel on 42,000 miles from a private seller I have had the AA check the car and they have brought this to my attention: Gearbox operation/noise - Final drive operation/noise - An excessive whining noise was evident from the transmission when in first and second gears at the time. once it warms up it's fine is this normal behaviour?. This is a discussion on Alternator Whine Fixed! within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hello fellow frustrated stereo installers! Well I had some pretty miserable alternator whine. Squealing Noise On Acceleration. A burning rubber smell becomes noticeable when the alternator is going bad because the alternator works with the belt system. Whining noise when accelerating. There was this whining noise coming from the alternator/pulleys area everytime i accelerated on my car. Whining noise wasn't the alternator I couldn't find my old thread (do they get deleted?) so I started a new one. My Chrysler minivan developed a while in the transmission that was annoying at low speeds (under 35 MPH), but never gave any problem in 178,000 miles. Given that mileage and that you have replaced the belt, I would suspect the alternator bearings are going bad. The noises continues as the dryer runs and stops when the dryer is turned off. at low speeds, you can hear it really well and only because road noise drowns it out can you not hear it at high speeds. Whining noise while engine is revving/accelerating check power steering pump fluid, with engine off try to wiggle every pulley if any move at all that's your culprit, power steering, alternator, idler puller, water pump, but sounds like bearing failure. all i notice while accelerating is the whine. Re: Whining on acceleration up to 2500 rpms. no noise whilst in neutral and coasting. What's New 3 12 24 72. With my ear plugs in it is louder than any other noise! haha. We are seeing more and more issues with the lower ends of the engines beginning to scream or make a high pitches whining noise due to low oil pressure to the upper end of the engine. I had a rental van last summer that had less than 1,000 miles when I picked it up and it developed a whine before I returned it 2400 miles. The noise is not constant and is mainly apparent when accelerating. I'm probably heading to the dealer to deal with a whining noise (happens when truck is either parked or while driving) under the hood. This is a discussion on High pitched whine within the Dodge Dart General Discussion forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Dodge Dart Discussion category; Hello every one, I have noticed since I got my car that there is a high pitched whine that come from the engine bay and. I have spent $500 bucks and have the same problem. I bought a 95 GTS this weekend with 138000 miles on it. The noise sounds like supercharger whine in such cases. One red going to the back of the alternator and a red and brown going to the side of the alternator in a black connector. Re: my car make a "whine" noise Post by peddy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:10 pm I get a sound a bit like when air is sucked into something when i release the throttle. Supercharger-like whine under hard acceleration About a month ago, my truck started making a weird whining noise, but only under hard(ish) acceleration. It is intermittent, at slow speeds or totally stopped. 2005 Honda Pilot. I even think I noticed a similar whine with the original timing belt (I bought the car new, so I know its history). It took a little bit to get the air out of everything. I have a 2005 PA with a 3800 engine (not an ultra)- I get a strange buzzing/whirring noise when I accelerate, and it remains steady while in transit- seems to be coming from the other side of the firewall, in the center of the engine compartment. My 2004 Expedition 5. Vauxhall Vectra C 1. If you hear a loud squeaking or chirping noise coming from your engine when you accelerate, odds are you need a new serpentine belt. If this belt is off even by 1 tooth, it may cause some pretty notable acceleration problems. 00 and it didn't solve the problem. We are seeing more and more issues with the lower ends of the engines beginning to scream or make a high pitches whining noise due to low oil pressure to the upper end of the engine. If whine is from the front, and varies with engine speed, then I'm thinking engine accessory drive (power steering pump, alternator, etc. even when the radio is off. al) came on, and the radio/entertainment system went off. I don't think it's the gearbox as the whining is present even with the clutch depressed. What seems odd to me is that mine just started after getting my vehicle back from the shop from repairs form hitting a deer. Compressor engages fine and blows cold air. Started off quietly, but over the next 4 months and 2k miles it got louder. I bought a 2000 LC in July 2006. At the beginning it was only at startup, then it went away for a few weeks, then the alternator failed with a LOUD whining noise and warning lights on the dash. When the engine turns the alternator rotor, the alternator induces an AC voltage that is converted to DC and distributed to the electrical system. Its quite annoying and it worries me cause i have no idea what it is. Need your help because I just got laid off and can't afford to let a mechanic guess what it might be. Whining noise when accelerating My 2000 Tj just started making a whining noise only when accelerating in 2nd gear or above. If the differential is the source of the whine, it will be due to either gear or bearing wear inside the assembly. Growling or Whining Noise The alternator is driven by a belt in conjunction with the crankshaft pulley. The right rear speaker appears to be the only one doing it. Whining noise while accelerating seems to be one of the most commonly faced and most discussed problems on automobile forums worldwide. for a new one. I bought a brand new one from Autozone yesterday and installed it. whining noise when accelerating good day to everyone i just got my jeep last month and been wondering what's the whining noise when accelerating at 100kph and its gets louder until i reach 140kph it stops. 2 weeks ago the alternator light come on and they said it was a faulty one…. Mechanic friend said he thought noise was maybe coming from thermostat/water pump housing? When asked how you'd describe the noise, he said, "idk, something I've never heard before" HA! I have replaced:-alternator-serpentine belt-a/c belt-plugs/wires. It used to be common in aftermarket car stereos where alternator electrical noise would be picked up by the car radios amplifier. Went through a giant puddle during storm and got water in the engine compartment. This article originally appeared on YourMechanic. Over 65mph the noise is mostly gone. a whine that changes pitch with acceleration could be a bunch of things, worn difs, transmission, transfer case, wheel bearings, but i will lay dollars to donuts that it is the alternator. When stopped for a traffic light and transmission is in 1, whine audible, when you proceed after the light, the whining audible to gear 4. 7 with 140k miles. My girlfriend has a 2010 Buick Lucerne which just turned 75k miles. Supercharger-like whine under hard acceleration About a month ago, my truck started making a weird whining noise, but only under hard(ish) acceleration. Check the alternator and things in the serpentine belt path for the noise. it is a common thing for the inner CV boots to perish and spill the gearbox oil out, without any knowledge of it happening untill the box starts making noises. early this week i noticed the battery coming after 15 minutes of travel this Wednesday and then i stop and start the car and the battery light not there but appears along the trip. Here are the tests I have done to isolate it at this point. If you get on the highway just as you start your vehicle and on 6th 7th or 8th gear no whining. I have had a look to see if i could see anything. I am assuming you can hear the whine when the decklid is up. it sound like i have a TC or SC. Along with the whining noise being back, now every once in a while when I. Is this just the normal noise that mercs make? It is a bit intrusive when accelerating but at tickover and cruising I don't. My last problem is that so far I am not getting the great sound I expected from my speakers. WHINING NOISE WHEN ACCELERATING. Other less noticeable and less common symptoms include weird sounds and bad smells. The noise is not constant and is mainly apparent when accelerating. Whining noise when accelerating My 2000 Tj just started making a whining noise only when accelerating in 2nd gear or above. The other day I noticed a whine while accelerating and I'm having a hard time pinpointing where it's coming from. I have 22k miles on my 08 expedition and it started making that whining noise when under acceleration that sounds like that noise coming from the 08 is making a whining noise when stepping on the gas - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars. So after a long hiatus of not using my AC I started using it again since the temps here are creeping over 100F and I'm noticing a harmonic whine when accelerating if the AC is on. Then I was stranded in Minnesota on a trip to Michigan---at 70,000 (a mere 25000 miles later). maybe your torque arm is cracked. Around 1500-2000 rpm is when it happens and seems to mimic acceleration. I got another opinion from another shop that said the whining noise was coming from the alternator so I also replaced the alternator. I have a '96 R1100GS with 34,000 miles and in the last 200 or so I have realized that my alternator is making a whine (sounds like an electric motor spooling up) when I either accelerate or rev the engine in neutral. I can hear it while accelerating when in neutral and when driving up until the 3rd gear. You either have a loose or glazed belt, or a very shiny alternator pulley. My car started whining a couple of months ago. The squeal will stop when you apply the. Today I noticed a high pitch whining noise when accelerating that rises in pitch with the RPMs. An alternator is driven by the accessory belt, which is ran by the crankshaft pulley. Airbag light kept coming on. When you take a turn, the belt travels through the steering wheel pump's pulley. He checked mine and said it is noisy but due to the large engine he couldn't diagnose till all the crap is removed to get to the pulleys and belts. Once the battery charges a little, alternator output reduces and the load on the belt is reduced accordingly. If you need help uploading it, I'll be happy to send you my email. Kind of like a super charger whining whenever I accelerate or decelerate. 2006 Vauxhall Zafira Slight Whining noise when accelerate If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. I can't really hear it once i get up to cruising speeds, but in town i can hear it when i stop and go. I put it in neutral and revved it between 2000 and 2700 and noted the whine. To rule this out as a possible cause, you need to locate and check the power steering pump, which can. I'm pretty in tune with the sounds of our cars, so when I noticed the whine, I took it in to the shop that did the alternator. Really freaked me out when I heard it thought it might be something in the tranny, but it does it in neutral or park and seems to be coming from the alternator, fan area of the motor. thanks guys, the noise is more precise than that, its a definate low whineing, groaning noise , all the time not necessarily on corners, however not a whistling noise, and when you have your foot on the clutch and your coasting there is no noise even at 30 mph or 40mph (if rolling downhill!!!!)it doesnt make a noise, so i am guessing clutch,. The whine happens when i accelerate (in neutral or in gear), but goes away as im cruising (little pressure on gas, but comes back as i press down on it more), it doesn't whine if the truck is idling, only when pressing on the gas 100 000kms service requires some lubricating of some driveshaft joints or some drivetrain related stuff. An alternator or water pump that is beginning to wear out will also produce a bit of a whining sound, both of which will produce the sound relative to RPM change as you are accelerating and will be less noticeable when the motor is idling. Also, just because your battery is dc and your alternator has voltage regualtor, does not mean AC does not exist to a point in athe car. By the time I got home it was quite bad and worrisome. But after I took out the alternator and put it back in, the growl when accelerating is quieter overall compared to earlier. Top 10 Signs of Alternator Problems. Whining noise when accelerating. no noise whilst in neutral and coasting. 2006 Odyssey with 90,000 miles. One thing to look for when you think your transmission is slipping is whether you have trouble accelerating when you press on the gas, or whether your vehicle stands still after your foot is on the gas pedal. 75 Makes whining noise when accelerating My 75 seems to make a whining noise whenever i accelerate and it is now begining to annoy me. Whine was still there, went back they put on a new belt, again told that wouldn't fix it. I got a brand new alternator recently and today it started whining when accelerating. Top two: Alternator belt, which is faced with rotating the alternator at maximum output. It comes it gears 1 2 3 and 4. Any idea what this is and should I get a new alternator installed?. Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 14 Failure Date: 07/02/2012 Problem in July 2012- at a stop light , went to accelerate, and nothing,, kept pushing gas pedal,, took out of drive and put back in , finally went. The reasoning is the same as if the lights were simply dim — the alternator just isn't generating enough juice to keep the lights going at full strength, and instead of dimming all of the lights in response, your car is trying, and failing, to maintain the proper lighting output. I'm pretty sure that it's the bearings, and that the water may have washed the grease out of the bearings. At first I thought that it was coming from the transmission, but now I think it is either the alternator bearing or one of the idler pulley bearings on the serpentine belt. Today I noticed a high pitch whining noise when accelerating that rises in pitch with the RPMs. I got another opinion from another shop that said the whining noise was coming from the alternator so I also replaced the alternator. when you accelerate it make s a loud whining noise. Peugeot 206 - Car whining on accelerating - Peter. The squeal will stop when you apply the. While the engine is running, take a long screwdriver and touch it to the alternator case. but the whine is all the time if i am next to a wall i can hear it loud when accelerating. When the alternator goes a light will come on on the console indicating that the alternator is no longer topping off the charge on the battery. 2100004 2005 Ford Expedition Lincoln Navigator Wiring Diagrams Spark Plug Removal Instructions—5. Whining Sound from alternator when cold start asked by Jeffery on December 10, 2016 My Cherokee recently started making a whining sound when I start it up and when I accelerate (I'm not able to post the video I have of it). Its quite annoying and it worries me cause i have no idea what it is. I don't have a stock radio, I'm running an Alpine CDA-105 headunit along with 4 focal access speakers run off of a JL Audio XD/400 amp, and have a jl 12w7 subwoofer run off of a Boston Acoustics GTA 1000m mono amp. The I5 and the transmission is just generally a very whiny combination, so no telling what you're hearing. 5) and thers like a whine from the alternator or something when i accelerate? what would be the cause of this? Thanks. no noise whilst in neutral and coasting. I went and drove a 2004 f-150 with 73000 miles on it, super clean truck. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Whining noise: bad alternator Growing noise: power. I have an 02 Durango and when I accelerate there is a humming/ whining noise, almost sounds like big tires on the highway, let off the pedal and it goes away. I have been told it could be the alternator, but no problems with start or battery dimness. Anyhow - the static and whine coming from the speakers as I accelerate make me wanna bash the radio out. i second and third the alternator. Any idea what this is and should I get a new alternator installed?. Average repair cost is $240 at 70,500 miles. You will need to remove PS belt first and see if that stops noise. Noise and your new amplifier An amplifier can introduce noise into your system through a bad ground or through a poor mounting. The first sign of the alternator failing in my 2006 was a whining noise that went up/down with RPM. I have a 08 I4 sedan, that is making high pitch whining noise when accelerating. It disappears when the engine warms up. doesnt stop till the car is cooled off. even when the radio is off. My torque arm was cracked and doing this. (Maybe they should have been looking at the rear!). It is intermittent, at slow speeds or totally stopped. Other culprits behind slow acceleration may include a slipping clutch, the transmission system itself, or an unexpected or unrelated problem which may surprise even veteran mechanics. I bought a 2000 LC in July 2006. Head straight for where you will have the alternator replaced. al) came on, and the radio/entertainment system went off. Front brakes kept making a horrible sound and vibrating the whole van. 2 weeks ago the alternator light come on and they said it was a faulty one…. Noise goes away when put in P or N. The squeal will stop when you apply the. It's got 45,000 miles on it. A whining noise to be exact. Whining noise when accelerating started today! My 2002 Intrepid began making this winding and whining noise when accelerating. We suspect that it is failing. It sounds like it is coming from the lower drivers side of the engine. k, i have a whining noise coming from my speakers when i accelerate, i heard its called alternator whining. Always be aware of your surroundings while driving; if your car is making abnormal noises, including only while accelerating, you should have it inspected as soon as possible. it is a common thing for the inner CV boots to perish and spill the gearbox oil out, without any knowledge of it happening untill the box starts making noises. This alternator does charge the system, but makes a terrible high pitched whine that sounds somewhat like a turbo. I took a screwdriver and held it against the outside of the alternator (obviously not close to the moving pulley and belt) and could feel a vibration. High pitched whine. alternator, or a wheel bearing. Hope you get it sorted. noise, rises and drops with engine noise, it may be normal and I've never noticed it. With my ear plugs in it is louder than any other noise! haha. Whining Sound from alternator when cold start asked by Jeffery on December 10, 2016 My Cherokee recently started making a whining sound when I start it up and when I accelerate (I'm not able to post the video I have of it). when i would press on the gas a loud high pitch whine would come from the motor put only when i hit the gas. I've been having doubts about the condition of the ventilator/alternator belt and thought that perhaps it slips once the engine suddenly revs high. You may or may not hear that whine. So not too sure what else it could be for that. Usually the whining noise is my daughter complaining about the wind The only annoying sound I get is an exhause valve closing and opening (a click sound) - and that you can hear in the parking garage. Let up on the gas and the sound is gone. But the components that the drive belt spins can also cause a screeching noise, such as the alternator, power steering pump, idler pulley or air conditioning compressor. It does not sound like an intake or air noise. There is a whining noise transmitted to the car stereo with the iphone in the car kit, the mini usb charger plugged in to the lighter socket and a 3. The most recently reported issues are listed below. If the noise is not coming from the belts, you will want to determine wheteher the sounds from the brake system are during stopping, or during travel. The alternator whining noise is due to its high rotational burden and charging load for the truck's battery. Whining noise when accelerating I just purchased a used 2002 Forester with new timing belt, clutch and head gaskets but I noticed a whining noise when I accelerate that wasn't obvious on the test drive. It is not high pitched but it is not a deep grumble either - it sounds like a electric humming type of noise. Supercharger-like whine under hard acceleration About a month ago, my truck started making a weird whining noise, but only under hard(ish) acceleration. It kind of sounds like a belt slightly rubbing, but the Chevy service department found no reason for the noise. In this article, we will show you several possible causes and also discuss different treatments or precautions to solve this issue and enjoy the comfort of a long drive. In some cases, the current generated in the alternator can cause a whining noise to emit. It's been mentioned before, but do yourself a favor if you hear an whining noise coming from your engine, REPLACE the idler pulley first. Then I was stranded in Minnesota on a trip to Michigan---at 70,000 (a mere 25000 miles later). 2006 Vauxhall Zafira Slight Whining noise when accelerate If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Engine Rattling And Whining Sounds problem of the 2008 Nissan Rogue 14 Failure Date: 07/02/2012 Problem in July 2012- at a stop light , went to accelerate, and nothing,, kept pushing gas pedal,, took out of drive and put back in , finally went.