I have this new problem with a 2000 Sienna I purchased as a pre owned
with warranty on Oct 13.
Just last week I noticed a Whirring sound right after I start the car,
and also even if I don't crank the engine. I can hear the sound even
when I just put the key on the on position. I took it down to Toyota as
soon as I started hearing the sound. He said the sound was normal, and
that it was just my starter winding down. I questioned it, but they
said they couldn't fix what wasn't broken. At that time we did not
experiment with turning the key in just the on position to hear it.
Does anyone know what this sound could be related to, and if in fact it
The sound was not there for the first two weeks when we purchased the
car, it only suddenly appeared about a week ago. The whirring sound can
be felt in the steering wheel, and on the pedals if I lightly rest my
foot on them but don't actually depress them. The sound is coming from
the left side of the engine I believe.
Also,... if it is the starter winding down, why do I hear it when I
only put the key in the on position?