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Why Is My Car Making Whining Noises?

Jul 01, 2020

It’s a bad feeling when you hear something abnormal coming from your vehicle. You fear the worst while hoping for the best. While it may be a tough pill to swallow, your best bet is bringing your vehicle to an auto repair expert for proper diagnosis. Before you do that here are a few likely reasons and potential solutions for when your car is making a whining noise.

Whining When The Vehicle Accelerates
If your car whines during acceleration there are a number of possible causes including the transmission, exhaust, steering pump, alternator, wheel bearings, low steering fluid levels and loose or worn belts. The transmission is the most common culprit and will usually make your car whine due to low fluid levels often caused by a leak or worn-out gears. The transmission experts at All Drive in Des Moines will properly diagnose your vehicle and get you back on the road quickly. Call 515-559-3463 for an appointment!

Whining When The Vehicle Is Idle
Every engine will make abnormal sounds as it ages. The way your car, truck, SUV or van sounded when it was brand new is not how it will sound after 100,000 miles in most cases. That said, there is a big difference between engine noise and whining. The most likely reasons for your car to whine while in idle is valve issues, engine overheating or you are low on oil which could be caused by a leak.

Whining When The Vehicle Turns
Whining while turning is a symptom likely caused by problems with the power steering system. Low fluid levels caused by a leak and problems with the steering belt are the two most likely causes. If your power steering checks out the next place to investigate is the transmission. Issues with the transmission fluid line or torque converter may be causing your car to whine. A visit to All Drive Transmission will give you the honest insight into what’s causing your vehicle to make strange noises.

Other Possible Causes For Whining Noises Coming From Your Car
There are a number of other possible causes for making your vehicle whine. First and foremost, check all the fluids. If you can’t identify the issue then it’s best to turn to a trusted auto mechanic. All Drive Transmission can help to keep your car, truck, SUV or van performing at its peak. Stop by the shop 2929 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway in Des Moines or call us at 515-559-3463 today to schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!

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All Drive Transmission & Complete Auto Care
2929 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy,
Des Moines, IA 50310

Phone: 515-274-0551

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