Engine whining while accelerator pedal is pressed

Asked by Jun 27, 2011 at 08:02 PM about the 2002 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When the car is being driven and the accelerator pedal is pressed, there is a high-
pitched whine. This noise does not happen if the car is in neutral and the pedal is
pressed. It only happens when the car is actually being driven.

3 Answers


Its your fan belt that is slipping or getting worn take it to a local garge they will adjust it in a few mimutes or they may need to fit a new one if its too worn.

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Check Transmission fluid, then look for worn wheel bearings, or axle shafts. If its in neutral and doesnt do it then its not the fan. Some cars do develop a whine or hum after miles are put on them. If its the subaru I wouldnt be worried if everything I mentioned checks out okay.

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I have the same problem, when I press the gas pedal the whining noise comes from the front of the car and as soon as I release the pedal it goes away, please advise

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