Loud whine

Tiny
KEVINC428
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  • 2008 FORD F-150
  • 4.2L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 43,000 MILES
When I take off from a stop there is a loud whine coming from the front of the truck. It whines all the way through first gear then half way through second. It also does this when I am shifting. Once I step on the clutch I hear the whine. When I downshift into second it gets really loud. Any suggestions?
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Friday, March 7th, 2014 AT 11:27 AM

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Tiny
KEVINC428
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From what I have been reading im guessing it might need trans fluid
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
KEVINC428
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I heard the noise for the first time yesterday and havent drove it since. But I checked the clutch fluid and its very low so im going to fill that back up. Could low clutch fluid cause a whine? This is my first manual trans so im new to this
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
TY ANDERSON
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Does the noise occur all the time?
Does it happen if you rev the engine in neutral?
Does it only happen when the vehicle is in motion?
I'm trying to narrow down what is causing the noise.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
KEVINC428
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It does not happen when I rev the engine in neutral. It only happens when its in motion in gear
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
TY ANDERSON
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Thank you for the reply.
With the engine running and the vehicle at a stop slowly press the clutch pedal in & release does the noise happen? Does the noise occur if you press the clutch pedal quickly?
Have you topped off the manual transmission fluid?
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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No it does not I tried both and I did not hear any difference. No I have not checked the transmission fluid but on the bottom of the trans where it connects to the engine I can see that at one time something was leaking.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
KEVINC428
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Im going out to check the trans fluid in a few. There is not a dip stick for the trans fluid so I have to take the filler plug out to check it right? And if its not at the bottom of the fill hole then I need to add fluid correct?
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
KEVINC428
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I checked trans fluid and its filled to the bottom of the fill hole.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
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CJ MEDEVAC
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It whines or don't whine when you have the pedal pushed in?

If it were the throwout bearing, it would probably make the racket more with the pedal in or the noise might vary in pitch as it has pressure applied at different pedal heights

Prior to this issue, was it subjected to possible h. Ell damage?

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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
TY ANDERSON
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Everything in pointing toward the transmission. I could be something else, its difficult to pinpoint noises you can see in person over the internet. I would suspect one of the main bearings has failed or the gears are damaged (specifically 1 & 2 gear that is if the noise only occurs in those two gears).
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
KENDECAMP
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  • 2007 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 3,000 MILES
I payed a donation, then it kicked me out. I'm not sure why it did that. But here is my question. I notice a high pitch whine, coming from what appears to be the engine or maybe the tranny. It's so high that I cannot locate it for sure. I lean more towards the front end, top part of my engine. It's been cold lately, and I've never seen or heard of it before this cold snap. I'm talking -20 f. I read and searched on the internet, and I've heard now some horror stories of folks with F150 whine problems that go towards the rear differential. Mine appears to be in the front, at the top. I've notice some humming/rattling lately in 4 hi, but this whine appears in both. I've only got 3000 miles on this thing. I'm affraid if I take it to ford, they'll tell me it's normail. Like everything they do. What do you think?
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACK42
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I have seen some Fords (a little older) make a really strange howl when the IAC Motor (idle air control) malfunctions, but not with anything that new. Might want to go to the dealer anyway to get the complaint on paper as a problem while under warranty
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:51 PM (Merged)
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MDBERBY
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  • 2004 FORD F-150
Engine problem
2004 Ford F150 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 43000 miles

happens mostly when your over 55, when it happens you can speed up or let of the gas and it goes away for awhile, seems when its colder out its worse, noise is in the engin compartment
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
98RANGERXLT
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Need more details, what part of the truck is it coming from, need to know so I can help you better.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)
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BIGHIPPY
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  • 2000 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 161,473 MILES
When I accelerate I hear an annoying whining noise going through gears.I know it isnt the spedometer cable because it doesnt have one. Im completely stumped.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Does it seem like the sound is from the trans or could it be a differential.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGHIPPY
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I had the truck put into the shop a week ago to have the tranny checked, they put it on the dyno and said it was fine. It sounds like it is right behind the spedometer under the hood.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Based on that, it sounds like either the front differential or it could be the transfer case. Have they been checked or serviced?
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BIGMAMAP
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As we accelerate to speeds over 25 the truck begins to whine and continues until we slow down.
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Monday, January 6th, 2020 AT 1:52 PM (Merged)

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