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Old 11-24-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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Happy thanksgiving to all. I just arrived at my uncles house, and I had to hop into my vue to move it out of the driveway. Today the car drove fine, but now there is a whine which increases in pitch with rpm. it almost sounds like a supercharger whine or a bad power steering pump whine, which i know the saturn does not have either. I am kinda extremely concerned. What do you think it could be?
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Have you opened the hood and listened? Coming from belt side, flywheel side, front, back? Knowing where it is coming from would help pinpoint where it is.
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #3
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sounds like the front of the motor, and it doesnt really matter what gear it is in obviously since the noise is depends on the rpm of the motor. i opened up the hood but i can only hear it when it is above idle, i need to find someone to rev it up a little. it is definitely the front of the motor though.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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Alright. I could not figure out the origin of the sound and due to the fact that it made me angry beyond belief the poor little vue was subjected to several 65-90+ romps. Seems the romps got rid of the problem. It has been 2 days without the noise coming back. I think it was one of pulleys acting up. Will post back if this mystery noise decides to come back.
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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It usually helps if you put the Model Yr. and Eng. in your profile.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:09 PM   #6
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Have you done the 100,000 mile service?

What's the mileage on your 2003?

It could be a water pump, the serpentine belt, or a tensioner.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:20 AM   #7
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My tension pulley went out at 200,000 miles. It was making a whining noise that progressively got worse until it locked up and started to tear up the belt. Fortunately I made it to work before the tension pulley locked. I used a piece of tubing held to the ear to pin point the noise before it failed. It was difficult to figure out exactly what was making the noise otherwise. (Be careful with the hands around the running engine)
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My tension pulley went out at 200,000 miles. It was making a whining noise that progressively got worse until it locked up and started to tear up the belt. Fortunately I made it to work before the tension pulley locked. I used a piece of tubing held to the ear to pin point the noise before it failed. It was difficult to figure out exactly what was making the noise otherwise. (Be careful with the hands around the running engine)
My vue only has 61,000 miles on it. I noticed in the cold it will make his odd whistling noise until it warms up. I went to change my spark plugs and do an early tune up but removing the intake is kind of intimidating to me. I suspected it would be either the belt tensioner or the water pump. Id like to replace them all at once just do rule out any possibilities
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My vue only has 61,000 miles on it. I noticed in the cold it will make his odd whistling noise until it warms up. I went to change my spark plugs and do an early tune up but removing the intake is kind of intimidating to me. I suspected it would be either the belt tensioner or the water pump. Id like to replace them all at once just do rule out any possibilities
Throwing parts at the problem generally ends up being more expensive than getting it professionally diagnosed.
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....Also check the alternator , bearing in that could be going , especially when cold. when warmed up the noise would go away, just a thought, DC
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Happy thanksgiving to all. I just arrived at my uncles house, and I had to hop into my vue to move it out of the driveway. Today the car drove fine, but now there is a whine which increases in pitch with rpm. it almost sounds like a supercharger whine or a bad power steering pump whine, which i know the saturn does not have either. I am kinda extremely concerned. What do you think it could be?
I've got the same noise. Running a V6 auto with over 218kmiles. Car runs like a scared cat. And it does sound like a supercharger noise coming from the passenger side. Really does it at high Rpm. Doesn't matter if its cold or warmed up. Other than that it runs like a champ.
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I've got the same noise. Running a V6 auto with over 218kmiles. Car runs like a scared cat. And it does sound like a supercharger noise coming from the passenger side. Really does it at high Rpm. Doesn't matter if its cold or warmed up. Other than that it runs like a champ.
Any body know what this noise would be coming from? Is it the timing belt? It was changed.
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