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1997 GMC 1500 Pickup Question: High pitch whine heard when slider window open while driving. Poss. fuel pump??

 

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rollyhills, Windsor, CA, August 28, 2012, 22:41
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Truck has a camper shell and sound comes up btwn the cab/box/camper shell. Was making the whine at 55mph from new for several years. For the last 10 months it happens at 55,60,65,70mph; but much louder. Can hear pump come on when ignition turned on; truck starts everytime; no loss of power on acceleration, 105K miles on truck. Always did it before at 55mph; now it's intermittent. What else could make this whine; rear end; drive shaft; transmission??

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13005 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 29, 2012, 06:14
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    poss dry u joints or any of the things you mentioned. if you can't find it seek diag and est

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    rollyhills, August 30, 2012, 23:34
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    Thanks for the reply. I had a '72 GMC and it had fittings on the U-joints; this one doesn't have any. This one has a two-piece drive shaft and no fittings at the joint. A friend mentioned possible differential gears getting noisier. Had my garage do a 100K mile service and change the differential case fluid. Can't find anything else in that location that would cause this whine. Est. for pump and sending unit $500-$950. Question: Is there a suitable fuel pump that could be mounted on the chasis, installed in the fuel line, outside the fuel tank and before the fuel filter? Wouldn't have to remove the tank and the problem is fixed.

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    pushrod, August 31, 2012, 03:26
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    WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS THE PUMP? PUMP RUNS ALL THE TIME ENGINE IS RUNNING
    WOULD MAKE NOISE SITTING STILL, NOT JUST WHILE DRIVING. CHECK DRIVESHAFT
    SUPPORT BEARING, EVEN WIND NOISE CAN PLAY TRICKS ON YOU!!!!! AS FOR A REPLACMENT
    PUMP I DON'T KNOW OF ANY OTHER THAN OEM. HAVE MECHANIC RIDE IN BACK AND LISTEN.

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