Gear Whine or Whistling Noise on Dodge Stratus

4-door sedan
A gear whine or whistling type noise heard when accelerating or coasting between approximately 65mph and 85mph may actually be caused by an improperly seated steering column boot. The steering column boot seals the steering shaft as it passes through the firewall.

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Average mileage: 119,914 (85,000–178,000)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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2004 Dodge Stratus 95,000 mi,
i hear the same noise when i'm driving. it really doesn't matter the speed limit. it still makes a whistling noise. it's really annoying. how do i fix it?
2004 Dodge Stratus 105,500 mi,
A gear whine type noise can be heard at freeway speeds. Sounds similiar to a jet engine. I have no idea what it is. Goin to the dealer this afternoon.
when I turn on the air I heard a whinning noise then it goes off but I hear air compressing while I'm driving
I get the whining noise when I start the car and when I drive and coast to a stop sign or fast to a stop light and when the car is idol the sound is coming from the right front side.
2005 Dodge Stratus 123,000 mi,
when i get to about 35 mph its starts making that jet fuel noise
2005 dodge stratus sxt sedan 2.4L dohc it makes a whining noise when driving
2003 Dodge Stratus 165,000 mi,
same issue, most noticable at highway speeds, has done it since new, has not gotten better or worse in 165000 miles.
2004 Dodge Stratus 178,000 mi,
I'm having the same noise when you get to about 70mph. I have no Idea what it is.