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Old 12-16-2002, 03:50 AM   #1
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Default Loud whistling sound.......

ok guys i have this problem....me and my friends were in my WRX and we wanted to test it out. So we hopped on the freeway. So we're mashing on the freeway going like 110-115 mph. then when i put it in 5th gear going at that speed. We hear a loud whistling noise. It sounded like it was coming from the right rear of my car. but i dont know. Can some tell me what that is????
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Old 12-16-2002, 03:51 AM   #2
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i think its the wind hitting the mirrors. this has been discussed before. isn't it very loud and turns on very quickly like an on and off switch?
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Old 12-16-2002, 04:17 AM   #3
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yeah its really loud......so is that all it is?
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Old 12-16-2002, 05:05 AM   #4
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yea its the mirrors, its really loud
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Old 12-16-2002, 08:47 AM   #5
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I got that on my TS. I could hear it very faintly at lower speeds sometimes too, depending on air pressure. It sounds like a whistle that modulates randomly and constantly? Like a bird that's very very drunk?

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Old 12-16-2002, 09:15 AM   #6
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IggDawg - that's probably the perfect description. I had this whistling noise from 35-40mph when the driver's window was down. It went away after I folded the mirror back and forth a few times. That was the most annoying sound in the world. I avoided rolling down my windows for a while it was so bad.
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Old 12-16-2002, 02:40 PM   #7
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its the windows try rolling the passenger side down just a tap works for me
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Old 12-16-2002, 06:51 PM   #8
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Definitely the windows. The frameless windows that we have let in some air that causes the loud humming at high speeds. I've only done it once. I backed off before I topped out but hit 130 on one of those looong open stretches between New Mexico and Arizona. At 115 the windows started to hum. By 130 they were humming in some kind of loud, eerie, harmonic convergence. I had read about it here before so I wasn't surprised when it happened but it was definitely a weird experience.

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