Noise

Tiny
RAY59
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  • 1999 SATURN SL2
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1999 Saturn SL2 at start up early in morning when we shift gear into reverse there is a noise sound like whining power steering pump however we just had the power steering pump changed also after the shift ti drive it's still noisy but eventually stops. We have done all the transmission fluid changes it has no leaks and the fluid lever is correct including the color
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 7:19 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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So you can only hear it when its in gear when cold?No other time?
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 7:43 PM
Tiny
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From Ray 59.

No. Not just in the mornings any more but that's the time I have to listen to it, she told me today that when she is backing up from leaving work in the evenings it comes back after the car has been parked all day, it is not a constant thing.

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 9:32 PM
Tiny
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Backing up in reverse you will hear a whine because the reverse gear is straight cut. So can you hear this noise in every gear going forward or a certain gear?Is it only heard while pressing the gas?
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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 AT 9:41 PM
Tiny
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Alright now that you have better described your problem if it makes a single pop or thump noise while backing up or turning I would suspect one of the lower control arm bolts are loose that hold it on to the subframe doesnt take much looseness to cause that. But if its only while cold and turning the wheel I would say you have a bad upper motor mount that is located by your valve cover its common for those to go bad on those cars. See if it looks colasped or torn or both it should be easy to see if its as bad as you describe. Also the lower transmissiin mounts colaspe and tear loose from its metal base. There especaily noticable when in drive at a stop
Its located underneath the transmission between the transmission and subframe. If you look under the car from the passenger side towards the drivers side you can see it if its pretty thick its good. If it looks thin and colasped its bad. Another thing you can do is go to a auto parts store and compare the mounts to new ones. With the upper mount they have two styles one has a wider rail at the top of the mount and the other one has a narrower rail at the top of the mount. You want to replace the mount with the narrower top rail. Let me know on this posted question what you find.
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Thursday, August 25th, 2011 AT 4:33 PM

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