Mechanics

MAKES FAINT, HIGH-PITCHED NOISE

2000 Toyota Echo

My parents' car, a 2000 Echo, has started making a faint, high-pitched "whining" noise whenever the car starts or accelerates. Any ideas on what it could be?
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MisterMyst
September 27, 2012.



Noise problems are something we can't help much unless you are able to provide us information as to what is causing it and when it occurs, and relations to it.

If noise is present when engine is started and related to engine speed, that usually comes from the drive belt area. Alternators, A/C compressor, idle pullys and power steering pumps are some of the possible causes.

KHLow2008
Sep 27, 2012.