I have a 1999 Dodge ram, extended cab automatic, 4X4 318, that is very
close to being traded in for another brand of truck..
This past year this truck has more than nickle and dimed me. But I
won't go into that.
I just replaced the water pump. I'm not a mechanic, so it's hard for me
to diagnose things, but I usually fix them once I know what is wrong.
But now there are two noises. These noises were there before I replaced
the water pump. One seems to be coming from the transmisssion. It's a
very fast knocking, tapping and I can only hear it when the truck is in
park. When I put the truck in reverse or drive, the noise pretty much
goes away. My tranny fluid level is fine.
The other noise is sort of a high-pitched squealing, whistling noise.
If I had to guess I'd say it was coming from the A/C compressor. Or
maybe it's just the belt squealing on everything. It's a fairly new
Any ideas, suggestions?