whining noise in engine co partment and cant pinpoint it, everything seems to be ok. any ideas?


Asked by Jan 10, 2016 at 09:49 AM about the 2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2008 ford escape 3.0 v-6. Replaced alternator,all other pulleys seem to be
good. The whining noise is consistent and follows rpm. Any ideas how to
determine the location?

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Tom Demyan


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Bob Beaman

Pull the serpentine belt off and start the engine. Do not run the engine for more than a minute or so and see if the noise is gone. If the noise is gone then something the belt drives is the issue. Take a real good close look at the other bearings and pulleys. Could be alternator or power steering pump or something else.

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