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Old 04 Dec 2013, 12:44 pm
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Hey guys,
Quick question. Whenever I start my PT Cruiser, the moment in which it ignites I hear a whining noise, just for a second.
The same thing tend to happen when I don't have enough throttle with higher gears, in particular when the car is still not completely warmed up, but that might just an impression. Same thing happened after on a rainy day I passed on a puddle. Those are the only moments I hear it, nothing weird when I'm accelerating, decelerating, etc.
I'm guessing it's the belt, but I have the 120k miles, and the belt got changed when the car had 85k miles.
Anything I should be concerned with?

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Old 04 Dec 2013, 02:30 pm
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I hear a whining noise, just for a second.
When I think of 'whining noise' the first thing I thing of is the Power Steering Pump in the early stages of going bad(or low on fluid?);Does the sound change when turning the wheels from far left,to far right?....If so,it's probably that.......When you sound you hear a 'whining noise' at start-up,I also thought about the fuel pump,with my back seats removed,I can really hear it at start-up,but I can also hear it working when running.....That noise would be from the rear pasenger side,though.
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 02:41 pm
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>>Does the sound change when turning the wheels from far left,to far right?

No, there's no whining sound when I turn the wheel.

>>I also thought about the fuel pump,with my back seats removed,I can really >>hear it at start-up,but I can also hear it working when running.....That noise >>would be from the rear passenger side,though.

I don't hear it while running for sure, and it seems to be more on driver side, but I might be wrong. I hear it at start-up, but not much louder than in the other instances. The only thing that might (maybe?) resonate with this is that my engine light went on 2 weeks ago, and the diagnostics said it was EVAP. The mechanic reset it, my yesterday, after about 400 miles the light went on again.
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 02:47 pm
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What you might want to do,is have someone else start it,while your standing over the engine with the hood up,and see if you can pin-point the noise better.....You might want to pick up a 'Mechanic's Stethoscope'(they're fairly inexpensive-$3.99 @ H/F),or if you have a long screwdriver,that will also work by holding it on different spots on the engine/etc. Mechanic's Stethoscope
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 04:52 pm
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I have a whining noise too, She's on her way home from work
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Old 04 Dec 2013, 08:09 pm
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I have a whining noise too, She's on her way home from work
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