Q: Whining noise while releasing the throttle

asked by on

I've got sort of a whining noise when I release the throttle. I guess it's the gear box but it could be the clutch.

Whining noise is almost always caused by some kind of a bearing problem. So you might get a stethoscope or get somebody to listen. Jack it up in the air and stick it inside and listen to the throw out bearing. It could be the throw out bearing starting to go. You’d want to pray that it’s a throw out bearing and not the main shaft bearing or gear box because that is really expensive. Also, check the fluid in the transmission too, because when it’s low, it makes a whining noise so fill it back up. If you need to have this looked at, a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can come to your car’s location to inspect the car’s noise and run the necessary tests to diagnose this issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Whining noise while releasing the throttle

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: Q: What is a throttle body filter

I'm not sure why you are getting the definition of "throttle body filter" for the code P0068. The definition I come up with is throttle body air flow performance. In fact, all of your codes are having to do with...

Q: strange problem

Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the symptoms appear to come and go then it may be possible that the symptoms are electrical in nature. A few things I would...

Q: Q: How Does a Clutch Work?

A clutch for a manual transmission is not a single part, but many parts put together to form the clutch assembly that is part of the clutch system. The parts in a clutch assembly are the clutch pressure plate, clutch...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.