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Old 08-17-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default car whistles at highway speeds

lately, i've noticed that my car whistles when i'm driving on the highway. it doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, it's reasonably loud. it seems to get higher in pitch when i speed up. i've only noticed it somewhat recently and the only thing i've done to the car is intake and just recently lowered the car. what should i look for to fix the noise? this is on a 01 2.5rs coupe. thanks
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Old 08-17-2003, 06:07 PM   #2
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At what speeds does it start and where is the sound comming from? (what direction)
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Old 08-17-2003, 07:36 PM   #3
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its most likely wind noise from the mirros, try folding them in when you hear the noise.

all scoobys are known for that.

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Old 08-18-2003, 01:24 AM   #4
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^^Yep my mirrors do that every once in a while. That would definitely be the first place I would look.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:09 AM   #5
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That and the weatherstripping right where the mirror closes on it. You know that little triangular piece. Try pressing on it while driving. You'll notice a little buldge in the rubber, just press there and see if it stops. Mine does that.
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:53 PM   #6
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I've noticed that my passenger window binds slightly on the weather stripping sometimes and doesn't close all the way. If I roll it down again and then back up, the whistling usually stops. Might be something like that.
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:02 PM   #7
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my mirrors used to whistle at about 40mph.
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:33 PM   #8
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how about the good old roof rack whistle
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:23 PM   #9
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yeah, i see that from about 40~45 mph and then it goes away.
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Old 08-19-2003, 05:30 PM   #10

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I've never noticed a whistle and I've been upwards of 140mph.
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