High Pitch Whining
Well guys and gals I have another question for yall. I recently went down a dirt/mud road and mud got all over my truck and a little muddy water splashed into my engine compartment. I didn't think anything of it, because the engine bay has gotten wet before with no problems. But anyways, I was driving home from work on the same day I went down this road, and this was probably 4 hours after I did it. So the belt started squeaking, I was like oh great. So when I got to the car wash I opened my hood and just rinsed off the mud. And it was still squeaking a little bit. When I finally got home, I used an old candle and put some wax on the belt. This stopped the squeaking. But I also noticed that the engine bay was still dirty. So I got some soap and water and scrubed it down. I didn't use high pressure water, it was simply from a garden hose to rinse it this time. But when I started my truck when I was done it wasn't squeaking or anything but I let it run for about 5 minutes and I started to hear a high pitch whine. I opened the hood and its not the belt itself (well I guess it could be) but it sounds like it's coming from one of the pulleys or maybe a bearing or something. Any ideas? It's a 2002 3.0L V6.
2002 Explorer Sport 4x4 | 4.0L SOHC V6
Long AAL | Torsion Crank | 32s & 15x8s