Citroen Xsara Picasso - Strange Whining Noise Under Acceleration

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SteveH1908
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Citroen Xsara Picasso - Strange Whining Noise Under Acceleration

Post by SteveH1908 »

Hi, my Xsara Picasso (HDi 110 bhp diesel / 57 reg plate) has developed a rather strange noise when I accelerate. It can be best described as a sort of whining / whirring type noise, which is most noticeable in lower gears. The performance and drivability has (currently) not suffered. The noise is not too loud presently and it is very hard to accurately determine where it's coming from within the engine. But, I am just wondering if anyone has experienced this and whether there is a possible problem along the line that I could try to prevent? Many thanks, Steve.
johnny625
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Re: Citroen Xsara Picasso - Strange Whining Noise Under Acceleration

Post by johnny625 »

Checking and possibly changing your gearbox oil might be in order. They tend to whine like that with old oil or possibly low level of gearbox oil.
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Re: Citroen Xsara Picasso - Strange Whining Noise Under Acceleration

Post by Rp0thejester »

Does it make the noise when not driving, as in acceleration when in neutral?