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My engine is making a constant whinning sound
1999 Ford F-150

My engine is making a constant whinning sound

(1999 Ford F-150)
My engine is making a constant loud whinning sound the whole time I have it cranked.
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on February 23, 2011
By 'cranked' do you mean while you have the starter engaged? If so, then I'd suspect the starter drive and ring gear on the flywheel. If 'cranked' means when the engine is running, then I'd suspect the alternator, water pump, power steering or any other system driven by the engine.
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thanks I meant the loud whinning sound is constant and when I am driving. It sounds like some kind of large windup toy. Someone mentioned it my be alternator bearings.
Thanks. I meant when running. The noise is loud and sounds like some large mechancal toy going down the road. Someone mentioned itmay be alternator bearings
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on February 23, 2011
By 'cranked' do you mean while you have the starter engaged? If so, then I'd suspect the starter drive and ring gear on the flywheel. If 'cranked' means when the engine is running, then I'd suspect the alternator, water pump, power steering or any other system driven by the engine.
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thanks I meant the loud whinning sound is constant and when I am driving. It sounds like some kind of large windup toy. Someone mentioned it my be alternator bearings.
Thanks. I meant when running. The noise is loud and sounds like some large mechancal toy going down the road. Someone mentioned itmay be alternator bearings
on August 26, 2014
CHECK YOUR CLUTH FAN, ITS PROB FROZEN SO ITS THE FAN YOU HEAR AND YOUR LOSING MAJOR POWER AND GAS
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