<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Richard 34.5A:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JC2:
Not to change the subject but I notice u have an 05 Sightseer with the same AT as mine. Have u ever had a loud whing noise that resonates from the doghouse area when traveling down the road? I insulated the DH area but it seems unusual to me but maybe the Allison is characteristically louder. Others on this forum have indicated that it was normal while some have indicated it should not be. One forum member is having his 3rd member Dana gears replace as defective. I'm going to exam it closer when I get our rig back from the authorized WH shop for a supposedly faulty O2 sensor & alternator. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I'm not sure if it's the same noise that you are referring to; when my MH shifts into fifth-gear, it seems that I hear a driveline howl but it's more like in the middle to rear of the MH. Driveline is pretty quiet in first, second, third and fourth but a howl is noticeable in fifth. I think all the noise seems normal around the doghouse on my MH. I'm taking it out this weekend, so I can check it out more.
I once had a 1995 Ford chassis Flair with a four-speed automatic that was really, really bad in fourth but was always told that it was 'normal', so I guess I kind of thought the same about this, as the noise seems similar but not nearly as loud. I need to take mine in to Workman for a minor recall but haven't scheduled it yet; sounds like I should have them test-drive my MH to see if in fact is normal.
Thanks for asking; maybe something isn't quite right and I was willing to accept it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You might want to read this thread originally started by Pubtym on this forum concerning insulating the doghouse cover on his 06 Winnie but also discusses the noise he was having and the results. Seems that he is having the 3rd gear assembly replaced in his....