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Suddenly, my 2000 Dodge Durango started making a whining or humming noise on the expressway. Took it to Sears, they told me to take it to the dealers, as the rear end was leaking fluids. Can you give me more information? Thank you.
I just bought a 2005 Buick Rendezvous AWD the back wheels make a whining noise when the steering wheel is turned sharp. Is this a wheel problem or and AWD noise?
I have a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LX. The A/C works off and on, most of the time only on MAX and then at times when I am at a stop light the car makes a loud whining noise but only when the A/C is on. What could this be?
Hello, My car is a 99 and she is suffering a bit as of late. She makes a whining noise that I believe to be the power steering. I checked the fluid level & it was a little low, about an inch from the top, and I added more fluid. This seemed to have work but it has been about a week and it has started making that noise again. I suspect a leak. What should ...
My van has been starting to make a whining noise. When I take my foot off the accelerator and let it roll the rest of the way to the corner even before I touch the brakes & hear this wind down noise. I thought it was my tires so I had them rotated. But it is still doing it. It kind of sounds like RRRRrrrrr. What do you think it is? I would just like an idea ...
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.

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