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Good Morning Boards,

I'm getting a whining noise coming out of my V50 T5 AWD. It seems to come on about 5 mins after startup and continues at the same pitch until I turn it off. There's no performance change of tranny issues that I feel. I brought it to a local Volvo shop and they're recommending pulling the tranny($1000) on top of the tranny flush that I have already had($150). I'm asking for a second opinion later this afternoon at Barrier Volvo where I bought it. The factory warranty has expired so I'm most likely going to pay hand over fist. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey there,

Is the sound constant or at certain speeds? I have a whine/howl that happens only at 35-40 mph when I let off the accelorator and the car coasts...not too sure what to make of it. I have an extended warranty, so I'll keep driving.
 

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Did you check if it's the PCV issue? Pull your dipstick out enough to break the seal (an inch or two oughta do it) while your engine is running. If the sound goes away, you'll be covered under an extended volvo warranty for that part.
 

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Re: Whining Noise (pknap)

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Good Morning Boards,

I'm getting a whining noise coming out of my V50 T5 AWD. It seems to come on about 5 mins after startup and continues at the same pitch until I turn it off. There's no performance change of tranny issues that I feel. I brought it to a local Volvo shop and they're recommending pulling the tranny($1000) on top of the tranny flush that I have already had($150). I'm asking for a second opinion later this afternoon at Barrier Volvo where I bought it. The factory warranty has expired so I'm most likely going to pay hand over fist. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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its a recall on all s40's .... up to 120,000 miles

oil trap needs to replaced by dealer.

i still have it.. if u take ur dip stick out, alot of air comes out, and it stops right away right? i had this since august
 

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nme95k-you mean you had it fixed and you're still getting the sound? Or do you mean you have the sound still but have yet to fix it?
 

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Re: (Veefifty T5AWD)

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nme95k-you mean you had it fixed and you're still getting the sound? Or do you mean you have the sound still but have yet to fix it?

yeah, i still have the sound, yet to fix it. sorry.

i just left the dip stick 1 inch sticking out. its nothing serious to the car, but if you wait as long as i did, you will notice oil on top of your engine. i parked my car 2 months ago in my indoor garage, and started doing some custom paint work to it. havent drove it. i should be done as soon as a week.

anyway, to give you some confidence, just go to a volvo dealership,

just say you read online and there is a recall on my oil trap. and if you need to, describe it. i went to 3 dealerships and only the 3rd one knew of it.

from about 5-10 ppl who i've spoken to on here, alot of them said they started hearing the whining noise after a few hours of alot of braking and pushing the gas...

and it makes sense, the day i started hearing it is when i was trying to speed throughout manhattan... flooring it and slamming on the brakes chasing a mini cooper.

maybe im wrong...

but its def the oil trap
 

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impossible... the fastest mini's i've seen were in that movie, italian job, with only 230hp... still more than mine stock, but those minis were supercharged... if u throw a supercharge in a s40 2.4i........ gooooooooooood byeeeeeeeeee mini...

but yeah, you're covered for that whining noise on your s40
 

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Re: (mattdoc)

It was a PCV that needed to be replaced

FYI...REMPT Motor Co. in Auburn wanted to pull the tranny after saying it was not the PCV. I even brought in the recall notice for them to look at and they still said they would be shocked it that was it
Most likely they would have taken me for $$$$...thanks for the advice guys. Lesson learned, go to a reputable business!
 
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