Q: Whining noise near motor with acceleration and deceleration of RPM, power steering fluid level is normal.

asked by on

After a road trip I heard the whining noise. Changed the alternator and checked power steering fluid level which was at a normal operating level. Still hear the whining noise, kinda sounds like a pissed off cat. The noise is directly correlated with the RPM of the engine when it accelerates and decelerates.

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Loved the sound description! In most cases, this type of noise is caused by a loose serpentine belt or worn out pulley on one of the accessories it powers. You might want to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a car is making a noise inspection so they can pinpoint the source of the upset kitty noise and recommend the right repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Whining noise near motor with acceleration and deceleration of RPM, power steering fluid level is normal.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Jeep starts but won't move

Hi Connor. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases when this occurs, it's due to a shift linkage or shift solenoid failure. It's also possible that you have damage to seals or gaskets inside the transmission case. The best...

Q: Code p0158 keeps coming up

More often than not, the P0158 OBD-II trouble code is caused by an exposed wire or short in the electrical connections to the O2 sensors as opposed to the sensor themselves. You might want to try replacing the electrical harnesses...

Q: Can you tell me if my transmission is running too hot. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Hi there. The transmission temperature that you are referring to is normal. The transmission on this vehicle does run slightly higher than the cooling system temperature. Most of the time it should run about 210-220. If you want to get...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...