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I hear a whining noise ever time that I accelerate. I was…

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I hear a whining...

I hear a whining noise ever time that I accelerate. I was told that it was my water pump and belt tensioner, both have since been replaced, but the sound has not gone away. Any ideas?

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle ever overheated? And when was it last serviced?

It has never overheated while in my possession, and it was serviced in the past year. I also have a check engine light on that no one can figure out.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?

2006 Torrent

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Torrent yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am not. I've taken it to an O'Reilly/VIP Autoparts here in my town.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That should be it. I need to get it to not be so loud as well as getting it to pass Maine State Inspection.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Pontiac
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Pontiac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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Pontiac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

Have you tried listing to the system with a sounds amplification device to find the issue when it is in the fault condition?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have not
Pontiac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

If you have these tools or even a long screwdriver that would be the first thing I would do, also remove the belt to ensure it is in the serpentine system. Inspect the new belt for debris and rubber buildup on pulleys, operate the a/c compressor to see if it gets worse or not.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank You
Pontiac Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago

sure thing! sometime these things can be a pain and you may need someone to help with the acceleration part.

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