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Ford Fusion SE: My car is making a whining noise, what could

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My car is making a whining noise, what could it be and how can I fix it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ironmike replied 5 years ago.


open the hood and see if the P/S fluid is full and look at the serp belt. I would next check the transmission fluid and make sure it is full. Let me know if the sound changes with RPM changes or turning the steering wheel and if driving down the road or just in park idling.

let me know what you find

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I had my fluids topped off and as far as I know they are good. It makes this noise on start up...when I turn the car on it starts.
Expert:  Ironmike replied 5 years ago.
Sometime they miss checking all the fluids at oil change places or shops. what about RPM(engine speed) changes, does the noise change. Let me know if the noise changes with the a/c on or off.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Its louder right when I start...then it gets less loud as it idles suggestion was a tranny flush but is this ok?
Expert:  Ironmike replied 5 years ago.

If the whining noise is from the transmission I do not think a flush will solve the issue.

what does the trans fluid look like, color?

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