2006 Dodge Dakota Engine Noise

Tiny
JDMDAKOTA
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  • 2006 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 58,000 MILES
My totally stock Dakota with a 4.7 auto makes a bizarre noise while cruising at speeds in the 40-50mph area. It only happens at that speed while cruising and if I hit the gas and it shifts down it stops. Also if I simply let go of the gas, the sound stops too. Its done it since I bought it and during this time it hasnt changed at all. It like a whistle almost, but its not really high pitched. Its coming from the engine compartment area.
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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 AT 8:02 PM

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Tiny
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Is it that speed or a certain RPM? If it is speed and you are sure it is from the front end, I would say check the front wheel bearings.

Check the RPM's when it happens, and see if you can get it to make that noise at a different speed at the same RPM.

Let me know.
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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Well I don't think it would be a wheel bearing because when I stomp on the gas and it shifts the noise goes away even if I still am in that 40-50 mph range. It happens when it's at a lower rpm like in the 1000-1500 range.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like I said. Something internal in the trans. I wouldn't think it is something to worry about. I hate to say it, but this sounds like one of those problems that will require you to wait until it gets bad enough to find.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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But if it is the trans, wouldnt it make the noise if I was going down a hill or something because the RPMs are still in that area. Im pretty sure that by the time I reach the 40-50mph area I am in the highest gear, which would be 5th so I would think that going down a hill slowly in 5th with the same RPMs would do it too?
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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Without hearing it, it is hard for me. However, if you think about it, there wouldn't be as much pressure on the trans.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 11:23 PM

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