2006 Dodge Caravan
The transmission is wining. After getting the van warmed up it wines a lot! What would cause this?
it might not be the transmission it could be your power steering pump running low on fluid. but if it is your trans check your fluid low fluid will make the pump whine once you shift it out of park
I agree, lack of fluid in power steering pump can cause whining up. Check also your transmission if there's a leak on it.
my 2010 does this. Only on cold starts. They replaced my power steering pump and it turns out it still makes the noise. My neighbor, who has the same exact van, had hers at the shop the same time as me. They started hers, and many other vans in the lot and they all make that noise. The mechanic said "it seems like it's just a thing the vans do". Lovely answer HUH?
^your problem is a very common issue with ALL chrysler vehicles, its been dubbed "morning sickness" theres really nothing to worry about at all the noise is just annoying, if you switch over to using transmission fluid instead of powersteering fluid the problem will stop, because powersteering fluid bubbles in your steering rack those air bubbles are what make your powersteering pump whine in the morning, transmission fluids resistance to this bubbling or airation fixes the problem. although i dont know how the warranty department would feel about it, i do know that it works.
Mark, my 2007 gr caravan 3.3 was whining for 2 years and i changed the alternator and it quit whining. I used a stethoscope to pinpoint the noise. alexbb
These vans have several whinning spots. As the Alternator wears, it whinnes. So will the water pump. I agree the PS is a big issue. If the fluid is not 100% full it whinnes. Also swap put the fluid with some BG Power Steering fluid, it helps big time. I used an old tukey baster and sucked the fluid out , sucked, filled, ran the engine , and repeat until the fluid looks new. It took about 5 cycles of the steps.
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