Loud whining noise in '02 TC88

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by hdhogpilot, May 6, 2011.

  1. hdhogpilot

    hdhogpilot Member

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    I have a '02 FXDWG with 43K miles. I recently developed a loud whining noise that appears to come from the stator area but if you move to the right side it sounds like it comes from the cam chest. I rode about 5 miles after I noticed it. The performance hasn't been effected. I've had a stator go bad but it never made a sound. I've been reading a lot of forum trying to pin point an area to start looking for the problem. Could it be a cam bearing, oil pump, stator.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    You need to check your cam chain tensioners ASAP
     
  3. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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  4. hdhogpilot

    hdhogpilot Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll start with the cam chain tensioner and let know you what I find.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Be sure to check back in and let us know.
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    You could also get a whining noise if the primary chain is too tight

    Brian
     
  7. hdhogpilot

    hdhogpilot Member

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    HDDon you were right on. The shoe fell out in 4 pieces when I pulled the cover. How difficult is it to change the tensioners without fancy tools?
     
  8. glider

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  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Looks like Glider has you covered. I don't know how hard they are to change out, I replaced mine with S&S gear drive and Andrews cams
     
  10. Zippster

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    HDDon if i could ask you a question since this thread is done - or anyone else for that matter. I just had S&S 509 gear cams installed on a 2002 88 FXDL. the bike runs nice, however i do not get the engine braking on decell that i used to. I am thinking the guy fooled with the carb and the slid is not coming down as fast, but I am not sure. I do not thing the cam would cause this. Do you agree?