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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-21-2006, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Cold Weather Squeal

I have a 02 Trep, and since I have had it, I get a very high pitched squeal in below 0 dgs Celsius... It happens at 40K and then again right around 120K (which is generally my high way speed).. I have a co-worker that also owns a Trep., and has the same complaints.. I have talk with my local Chrysler garage and they claim it is a known issue, but don't know the cause...

It is obviously a vacuum noise (just by the level of the pitch) but I cannot pinpoint the area...

Here in Eastern Canada, the leaves are changing colors, so that means that minus cold weather isn't far behind, and I would really love to avoid the stares and dogs covering their ears this year...

I have attempted to get the Mrs. to lay under the hood and hit the highway to narrow down the location, but after all I do for her, I get a flat out NO...Imagine...

So, any hints would be appreciated...
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power steering?? Changing out the fluid for fresh (search the forums for how-to) does wonders......

If not the PS, then get a can or spray starting fluid and shoot small squirts around the vacuum lines and intake manifold gaskets whit the engine is running. Short Spurts!!

If you get a change in engine speed (the vacuum leak pulling in the starting fluid), you're close to a vacuum break....

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My 02 does this as well, allthough once she gets to operating temp, the squeel goes away. Your assumption of it being vacuum noise seems plausible.
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