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This is my first car. It’s a 2003 Passat v6 5 speed. There’s a whining coming from the engine and I can’t figure out what it is.
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Did you check the p/s fluid level? Does the noise change with engine speed, or running the a/c?
 

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Use an engine stethoscope or substitute (length of heater hose) to isolate where the noice is coming from. PS pump is a usual suspect as PZ mentioned.
 

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You should also disconnect the serpentine belt to determine if the noise stops. If so, then the tension roller, alternator, AC compressor, etc. If the noise is still there, might be caused by the timing belt tension roller or coolant pump.
 
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