My 05 Ford Freestyle has a faint whining noise, I think coming from the right side towards dash when sitting at the steering wheel. It happens only on a warm engine and I hear it better at low speeds going up and down when accelerating. Ford dealer was setting me up for a rip-off.Not a loud noise.
Noises are extremely hard to diagnose without hearing them firsthand. If you don*t trust the dealership, ask your friends, coworkers or neighbors if they have a dependable technician. You can also check out the list of female friendly shops on Ask Patty. You may need to take a drive with the technician in the vehicle to point out the noise you are hearing.
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〉 Answered on Mar 16th, 2009 by Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management