Don't get yourself too crazy over it . . . there was just a talk about it in the last couple of weeks I think the topic had the word 'whine' or whining' in the title. Also, I've been on these boards for a few years now and this topic (concern) comes up every few months.asb2002 said:Mine is definitely a loud, fluctuating whining. It lasts pretty much from 5mph and faster until about 4 seconds after I let off the gas. I'll do some more forum research.
congrats on fixing the noise.. my 00 steering is wonderul like yours.. I too had a 01 loaner and the steering was like night and day!asb2002 said:The diagnosis.... they found that my A/C compressor o-rings were leaking (while checking out the bubbling noise coming from my AC). They replaced the rings, recharged and rechecked the A/C and everything sounded fine again.
Then they turned their attention towards the "tunnelling noise" and couldn't find it. Sure enough, I listened closely when I picked it up and it is gone! :thumbup: