Engine whine when cold - '00 GT
So the cold weather is starting to hit here in TN and I'm having some issues with a whining sound. The sound only happens when I start it in the mornings. I can trace the sound to the front of the motor. The sound also fluctuates when I turn the wheel.
Now some background info: Last year during the colder months it did the same thing, sometimes the whine sound was unbearable. It was deafening at times and definitely woke up the neighbors in the morning. I came to the conclusion that it was the water pump and had it replaced. The sound went away for a few weeks then came back very subtly. It started getting warmer and the sound went away so I left it alone. But now its back and I want to do it right this time.
So I've done some research and I've narrowed it down to two different scenarios.
1. The power steering pump is bad.
2. My idler/tensioner pullies are bad.
I saw a video with a similar sound on a 4.6 and the guy replaced those pullies and the sound went away. It's much cheaper to replace the pullies so I hope it's them!
What do you all think?
2000 Mustang GT!!!
FRPP Intake manifold, Flowmaster 40's with larger pipes and tips (Nice deep tone).
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