I have a new whine in the car, sounds electrical. The alternator is
still putting out ~13.5 to 14 volts under load at fast idle. I can't
tell if it is coming through the speakers or not, doesn't seem to be
radio related. I run XM on a direct feed. Any thoughts on anything I
should check before the investment in a new alternator? Thanks, FBNE.
'01 C5 red, no mods
You need to check, clean your grounds on the frame rails, both sides,
and add any capacitor/suppressors required to fix the addition of the
XM feed. How is the XM not a mod on an '01, is it a stand alone
Okay you got me there on the XM. I did manage to hide the antenna under
the rear body panel and the control head under the ash tray cover. I
will check the grounds. The XM has been in place for 4 years, the whine
started about a month ago. I divorced the other bad whine coming from
the left seat, so I know it isn't that.
Well if she was in the left seat I would have to.
Good luck on the grounds if that will do it, may be covered with small
stones. I vacuum them out when I clean the car to keep them from
collecting dirt and moisture.
I checked all the grounds today.. No luck, is there a module in the alt
that can be changed out? It is coming from the alt, as the pitch of the
whine is related to rpm. I show good output voltage. FBNE
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