Whirring Sounds Coming From Under the engine
Symptom: Whirring from the engine that gets worse as engine speed increases. Any noise that increases or decreases with engine rpm.
1. Low power steering fluid.
The Fix: Check and fill power steering fluid.
2. The alternator bearings are bad.
The Fix: Replace alternator.
3. A bad water pump.
The Fix: Replace water pump.
4. Bad power steering pump.
The Fix: Replace power steering pump.
5. A bad air conditioning compressor.
The Fix: Replace air conditioning compressor. (Not a DIY job)
Repairing Your Overheating Engine
When the weather is warm, we rely on our car’s cooling system to keep temperatures in the engine compartment under control, and keep us on the road. Your cooling system is a series of components that circulate coolant through the engine to absorb heat, then circulate air around the coolant to get it out. If any part of the system stops working, you’re on the side of the road while your engine takes a steam bath.
The best medicine is preventive. You should flush your radiator on schedule to keep the system clean and well flowing. Unfortunately we aren’t always lucky, and things go wrong. Let us help you figure out why your car or truck is running hot or overheating.
if your engine is overheating shortly after you leave, or it heats up even on short trips, you should check the following possible causes and repair suggestions.