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#53 of 82 Strang noise- Momstaxie
May 09, 2007 (6:43 pm)
I too have this strange whine when we start up the car and disappears after 10-15 seconds. My question is, what is this special steering fluid you found to work on this noise. I would like to try it first before taking it in to get service.
Thank you in advance for your reply
#54 of 82 What might this noise be?
Sep 30, 2007 (7:33 pm)
I looked and didn't readily see my question, so I hope I didn't just accidentally miss it!
When I first drive my van of a morning (and later in the day, as well, if it's been sitting for several hours), from under the hood we hear a noise that sounds a bit like a low-pitched dentists drill. It gets louder when I turn, and once I'm through the turn it remains, but the noise level is back to what it was prior to the turn. There are times the noise almost sounds like it's skipping.
I might compare it to the way a handheld electric sanding gizmo sounds when you accidentally run off the side of whatever it is that you're sanding, and then you quickly move the sander back over the surface. It's like... a skip.
My kids' school is 14 blocks away. By the time I take them there and back, the noise has quit.
If I let the van warm up for 5-10 minutes before driving it, I never hear the noise.
It's got another 12Kish miles on the warranty. The problem is, there are no T&C dealers locally. I'm going to have to take it 45 miles away, and by the time I get the van there, the noise will be long gone.
Does anyone have a clue what it might be?
#55 of 82 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan -- Buzzing Noise on Slight Accerlation
Nov 11, 2007 (6:23 pm)
A buzzing sound occurs each time you try to accelerate the vehicle, at a slower pace. Some examples are: when you try to maintain a certain speed, occurs when the cruise is set, when you try to accelerate slowly, and driving in stop and go traffic.
The buzzing sound seems to originate somewhere in front of the driverís seat --- on the driverís side of the vehicle. (In the general area of the gas/brake pedals or slightly above) The sound can be heard both inside and outside the vehicle. The sound is muffled from the inside and louder and more pronounced when heard from outside the vehicle. (Driving with the driver's window down)
The sound occurs in the range of 1-3 seconds. At times, the buzzing sound is a short burst. Other times when the gas pedal is compressed just right the sound lasts longer and seems to get strung out. Once the buzzing sound has occurred, it will not return until you release the gas pedal and once again try to accelerate the vehicle at a somewhat slow pace.
Furthermore, since the weather has turned cold the noise has seemed to disappear.
#56 of 82 hooting sound from back of van during acceleration
Nov 12, 2007 (5:52 pm)
When my wife accelerates from a stop, there is a low whoooo sound that seems to come from the back area of the van. It's happens more consistently if we are making a right turn.
Usually only occurs at slow speeds, but I think I heard it on the highway once. Once the van is moving, accelerating does not seem to make the sound. My wife says it's getting worse (happening more often).
it's a 2005 TC Touring with the Stow-n-Go and about 55000 miles.
#57 of 82 Re: hooting sound from back of van during acceleration [audiobuff2]
Nov 26, 2007 (11:59 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Town and Country Touring with Stow and Go 44000: It has started to make the exact same noise! To me it sounds like the rear brakes, I'll have the dealer check it out...
#58 of 82 Re: hooting sound from back of van during acceleration [audiobuff2]
Nov 27, 2007 (4:23 pm)
Sounds like a wheel bearing to me. They always warn you before they fail though, so heed the warning and get it checked out. There is no sense in being stranded over a wheel bearing. I know.... I have done it before and not in a particularly convenient place.
#59 of 82 Re: hooting sound from back of van during acceleration [xwesx]
Nov 28, 2007 (9:20 am)
Fixed ours. The rear brakes wore unevenly due to lack of lube on the slides. (mfg issue) New rotors, (yes it got that far) and pads, no more noise.
#60 of 82 01 T&C Clunking noise from upper part of engine and oil leak
Dec 09, 2007 (3:52 pm)
my 2001 Town and Country 95000 miles has a clunking noise from engine, mechanics at Chrysler could not determine what it is, they had it on the ramp for free believe it or not (that's just because they thought it was a result of a job they had done, and one of the mechanics thought it was a heat shield). About four mechanics could not determine what the problem was and I have to book it in and the diagnostics wull cost more than $90. there guess is that it is a valve problem. It sound like there is a metal loose in the cylinder hear, that is the best way I can describe it right now.
I also have oil all over the engine block, but there is no oil dripping on my drive or garage, the mechanic said it might be the oil leak is when the engine is on.
Has anyone had similar problem?
#61 of 82 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise
Jan 29, 2008 (8:47 am)
#62 of 82 2005 Town & Country Rear end Noise
Jan 29, 2008 (8:47 am)
Hi, brand new here. I have a 2005 T&C with about 46000 miles on it. The problem I am having is that there is a loud moaning coming from what seems to be both rear wheels. The noise becomes noticeable as speeds increase over 40mph. At hight speeds (70mph) it becomse very annoying. Also have noticed that the rear brakes now squeak but the dealer has informed us that there are plenty of shoe left. My local mechanic informed me that the moaning noise is coming from the emergency brakes. Any info is appreciated.