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Almo 03-28-2013 11:24 PM

Whine??? "With video"
What is this whine?

Spec B 03-29-2013 07:38 AM

Could be a leak at the IC/throttle body connection, blown turbo, or an up pipe leak. I would start by checking the throttle body connection.

Almo 03-29-2013 05:54 PM

Ok thanks! I'll start there, could this be te culprit that caused me not to pass smog??

Matt166 03-29-2013 10:59 PM

How do the pulleys/belts on the front of the car look/sound? Kinda sounds like my ps pump when its balls cold out -10f for a couple of seconds.

I would have thought a boost leak would be louder as you increase rpm - seems like your whine is constant.

Almo 08-18-2013 10:48 PM

Yip whine is constant.

Had the car in for the timing belt water pump pulleys etc.
I thought it might go away after this.... But no still there

I spoke with the mechanic he wasn't too sure but he said there was a tiny weep/leak from the power steering return hose and he thought it might be air in the PS system?? Would this make sense?

PS fluid level is fine and I have been keeping an eye on it hasn't gone low. Also the whine doesnt change at all under lock in either direction or if u hold it a full lock for a few seconds.

It didn't bother me for a while but now I'd like to get to the bottom of it. Might sell the car soon so want it to be in good shape for next owner.

lgtvf52 08-19-2013 07:32 AM

Does the steering feel any stiffer than it did before the sound came up?

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EJ25subie05 08-19-2013 07:36 AM

sounds like the pump to me. did you ever check your fluid level?

Almo 08-21-2013 11:55 PM

Don't think steering feels any stiffer than b4

Fluid level is good and I have always kept an eye on it.

heiche 08-22-2013 08:28 AM

You might be able to pinpoint it using the old mechanics stethoscope. take a piece of heater hose (couple feet long), put one end near your ear, and take the other end and try putting it near any suspect areas, such as the power steering pump, alternator, etc.

You can really localize some noises this way. Just be careful of moving belts, etc when you do this.

blongo804 08-22-2013 08:48 AM

Last time my car sounded like that, I had a leak at my BPV.

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