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10-17-2010, 11:03 PM
I have a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager, engine is 3.8L. I have a whiney noise coming from the belts/pully area when the engine is first started after setting overnight or having set for a few hours. I have replaced the serpentine belt and the idler pulley; However the noise is still present; Is one of the pulleys causing this?

10-18-2010, 06:22 PM
Hello kinnaiec,

It is possible that the belt is loose and causing the noise. If you have an auto tensioner for your drive belt, it may need replacing. Also, if a pulley bearing is failing, it can make noise also. A mechanic's stethoscope can help pinpoint the source of the noise.