F150 whine - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Late Model F150s > 2004 - 2008 Ford F150
Log In 


F150 whine

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-16-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
06screwlariat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,189
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Default F150 whine

On my 2006 Ford F-150 with the 5.4, there's a loud whining noise, just like a supercharger, sounds like its coming from the serpentine belt and pulleys. I replaced the belt and an idler pulley about 6,000 miles ago, and the problem didn't show itself until recently. I had replaced the belt with a Goodyear gator-back. The sound changes with the RPM's, and can be heard loud at idle and higher RPM's. I've attached some videos, can someone provide input of what it might be? I thought it could be the power steering pump but the noise isn't affected by turning the wheels, just acceleration. Maybe a bad pulley somewhere? I'm not sure

v=Rljme0lCH7M

__________________
2006 Ford F-150 Supercrew Lariat
305/55/20 (33's) Terra Grapplers on Dick Cepek DC-2's
Rancho Quicklift's on front, Bilstein 5100's on rear
06screwlariat is offline   Reply With Quote
Join F150 Forum

Join F150Forum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you a Ford F150 fan? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Ford F150 Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Ford F150 fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your F150 you'll find that F150Forum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join F150Forum.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


-->
Old 08-18-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have the exact same noise......steering doesnt affect it. If you find out please let me know, drives me insane!!!
CruizinF150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
alsatropine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arab, AL
Posts: 2,115
Thanked 134 Times in 123 Posts
Default

Might be the bearings in the alternator or the idler pulley.
alsatropine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
Mark
5 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
techrep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Va. Beach, VA.
Posts: 25,909
Thanked 1,050 Times in 924 Posts
Default

had the same noise...it was the idler pulley..
__________________
08 FX4... Flowmaster Exhaust, line-X, Sky Jacker leveling kit. 295/65/20 Nitto trails mounted on 20 X 9 Carroll Shelby wheels. AIRAID CAI. Harley headlamps and LED Tails & 3rd brake lights,custom upper and lower Grill. Edge Evolution. Interior/Exterior LED lighting, NFAB step bars, America Tri-fold Tonneau cover.
techrep is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
donbun68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 315
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by techrep View Post
had the same noise...it was the idler pulley..
Same here. Drove me nuts till I replaced it. Very simple job tho.
donbun68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
06screwlariat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,189
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by donbun68 View Post

Same here. Drove me nuts till I replaced it. Very simple job tho.
I replaced one with a duralast one from autozone but I've always thought their stuff was junk
__________________
2006 Ford F-150 Supercrew Lariat
305/55/20 (33's) Terra Grapplers on Dick Cepek DC-2's
Rancho Quicklift's on front, Bilstein 5100's on rear
06screwlariat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 08:59 AM   #7
Mark
5 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
techrep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Va. Beach, VA.
Posts: 25,909
Thanked 1,050 Times in 924 Posts
Default

It's covered under the warranty if you still have it.. Ford replaced mine for free..
__________________
08 FX4... Flowmaster Exhaust, line-X, Sky Jacker leveling kit. 295/65/20 Nitto trails mounted on 20 X 9 Carroll Shelby wheels. AIRAID CAI. Harley headlamps and LED Tails & 3rd brake lights,custom upper and lower Grill. Edge Evolution. Interior/Exterior LED lighting, NFAB step bars, America Tri-fold Tonneau cover.
techrep is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
donbun68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 315
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 06screwlariat View Post

I replaced one with a duralast one from autozone but I've always thought their stuff was junk
Bought mine at Advance Auto 2 years ago, no problems.
donbun68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 08:06 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Awesome. Thanks for the info, have to add that to my to do list!
CruizinF150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #10
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
06screwlariat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,189
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Default

Just replaced all 3 idler pulleys, it's still there! it does it whether the A/C is on or off, So i don't think it's that one. So maybe the alternator? Don't really want to buy a new one considering the one that's on there works just fine.....possibly belt? it's the expensive gatorback that's pretty new....
__________________
2006 Ford F-150 Supercrew Lariat
305/55/20 (33's) Terra Grapplers on Dick Cepek DC-2's
Rancho Quicklift's on front, Bilstein 5100's on rear
06screwlariat is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005-2006 Ford F150 Truck Power Dual Arm Towing Upgrade Mirror with Black Textured Ca 1ATony Vendor Showcase 19 07-22-2016 03:52 PM
2004 Ford F150 Truck New Body Style Power Heated Turn Signal Upgrade Dual Arm Towing 1ATony Vendor Showcase 9 07-22-2016 03:51 PM
New here and long time F150 Owner Texas_XLT Introductions 4 05-21-2016 10:39 AM
Help me order some interior dash parts. MichaelInCalifornia 2015 - Present Ford F150 8 10-03-2015 12:48 AM
F150 1996 Fuel Pumps will not Activate kenw Electrical 2 09-04-2015 07:06 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:08 AM.


Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.