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Engine whine

11-01-2007, 11:16 PM
I have a 1990 Colt with a 1.5L engine and manual transmission that makes a loud mechanical whining nose after you start it up. I kind of sounds like the power steering pump on a Ford truck when you have the wheels cranked all the way to one direction, but much louder. I removed the belts to rule out the alternator and the water pump. I was told it might be the oil pump on the front of the engine. Does anyone have any ideas what it might be?


04-03-2008, 11:07 PM
could be the timing belt adjuster pulley

12-13-2013, 06:09 AM
I purchased the car about 6 months ago, and a few months after that noticed a slight whining noise coming from the engine.

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