TRANSMISSION WHINE


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TRANSMISSION WHINE

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Hello everyone. It seems this weekend I developed a whining in 4th gear. I did a 330 mile trip,coming back after about 250 miles or so especially when I wound it up a bit. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.


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I've had 2 1800s and they both always had or have a whine, loudest in 4th. 08 had 122,000 miles, current 2010 has 76,000.
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Probably the alternator whining. My 2004 had it and now my 2012 does it, only louder. More pronounced over 2500 rpm.
The newer Wings, 2006 and up have a more powerful alternator that I think turns at a higher speed which would make it even louder. I have heard a lof the the newer cars with a whine also.
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Thanks for the reply. cihilb.Sounds like you hit it. It is more pronounced around that rpm. I hope it's not anything serious.Thanks again.
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FAT MAN 65 wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:55 am I hope it's not anything serious.Thanks again.
It is what Honda would call a functional sound, and not to be considered a noise. Hahahahahahaha. Both my GL1800, and my Nissan Murano have it. For some reason my Ford diesel truck does not.
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themainviking wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:04 am
FAT MAN 65 wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:55 am I hope it's not anything serious.Thanks again.
It is what Honda would call a functional sound, and not to be considered a noise. Hahahahahahaha. Both my GL1800, and my Nissan Murano have it. For some reason my Ford diesel truck does not.
:lol: Like you could hear anything over that diesel.
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THAT'S FUNNY. THANKS Y'ALL.
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FAT MAN 65 wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:55 am Thanks for the reply. cihilb.Sounds like you hit it. It is more pronounced around that rpm. I hope it's not anything serious.Thanks again.
Mines been doing it since new. Never got any worse.
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DaveO430 wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:36 am
themainviking wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:04 am
FAT MAN 65 wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:55 am I hope it's not anything serious.Thanks again.
It is what Honda would call a functional sound, and not to be considered a noise. Hahahahahahaha. Both my GL1800, and my Nissan Murano have it. For some reason my Ford diesel truck does not.
:lol: Like you could hear anything over that diesel.
My point exactly :lol: And incidentally, I also do not hear any stator whine from my Harley. :twisted:


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