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Old 07-27-2009, 10:21 AM
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Default loud ringing sound under hood

1998 4x4 5.2L 318
I have a terribly loud ringing sound coming from engine bay somewhere, but cannot pinpoint it. No ringing at idle, and no ringing if you hammer the accelerator. But, anything in that "middle ground" of just driving the truck, produces the ringing. With the hood up, trying to locate it, it's almost loud enough to hurt your ears.
I appreciate any ideas on what this could be.
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if it's a squeal then you need a new serp belt and automatic tension pulley which is quite common. But if it's a ringing sound, then you may have a bearing in your engine gone and that's a much bigger project. Take it to a shop and have them listen.

That's my $0.02 but def take it to a shop for a pro to listen to.
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