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Old 12-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Recently my car has been making a loud whining sound right after I start it. It gets louder as i rev it but it then stops after about 20 seconds until I shut my car off then start it again later. Also it seems to happen more when it's raining, and the only time it happens while driving is when it's wet outside and I let the idle get really low, like 500 rpms. Anyone else have something like this?
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Have you opened the hood to see where the noise is coming from? Have you checked your blinker fluid?
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It sounds like it's coming from closer to the trans than under the hood, and by the time I get out to look under the hood it's gone.
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You sure it isn't your belts getting wet?
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It easily could be the belts I just don't know why it would still happen when it's dry
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loose, to tight.
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timing belt tensioner, cam bearings, or general fail and aids.
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you made sure the wife/gf isn't around? This can cause whining sounds too...
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Fuel pump whine?
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A mouse in your car like Stein?
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you made sure the wife/gf isn't around? This can cause whining sounds too...
Those are the worst kind.
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Alright I found a similar thing on miata.net that was the alternator belt I'll check it tonight. Thanks all
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stop typing and the whining will stop!
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hehe maybe its hiddin factory supercharger on your car!
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you made sure the wife/gf isn't around? This can cause whining sounds too...
+1...tell your SO to get out of the car...whining should decrease considerably.
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