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In message <Pine.SUN.3.90.961119134326.3302Afirstname.lastname@example.org> "Bob D'Amato" writes:
> I have a strange noise coming from the depths of my 20V that says "$$$$$"
> Heres what it does... when I start up on the cold mornings (about 0C) it
> starts up fine, but i hear a whine that sounds like my alternater did on
> the 4000 when its bearings were going. High pitched shrill noise. The
> problem is, when I push in the clutch it goes away...for good.
> Other info... 66K miles, New Mobil 1 yesterday, everything else seems
> just fine.
> Ideas? Thanks all
Sounds like the start of the crankshaft oil seal noise. Does pulling out the
dipstick stop it?
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