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Old 10-10-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default vibrating wind type noise around winshild area?

I got an 05 Turbo with hood deflector, and right around 85 the noise comes on and get steadier around 100mph. It sounds like it comming from the corner of the windshield but it's hard to tell. It's hard to describe the sound exacly but it sounds like a peice of plastic vibrating against something. I took a look around for something loose today but nothing looked wrong.

I don't know what the dealer would do if I took it to them and told them "It makes a noise at 100mph" so I figured id ask you guys. Anyone have this problem?
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:00 PM   #2
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I get to deal with wind noises all the time at work (Saturn Vues always have some kind of noise). I use masking tape on what ever I think might be causeing the noise. Then test drive. If its gone then start removing piece by piece until I've isolated the problem. Often times a pushpin or piece of double sided tape fixes a windnoise.

Though, I can honestly say I've never had a customer's car going 100mph.
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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The Dealer is going to tell you that they can't exceed the speed limit.Try removing the hood deflector to see if the noise goes away,then you'll know if that's causing the problem.Good Luck
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:30 PM   #4
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Default Really loud, reed type noise?

If this noise is remarkable loud, and sounds kind of 'reed-like', I know exactly what you're talking about. My Baja was doing it, at the same kinds of speeds, though very dry weather would make the noise come on as low as 70mph.

Two dealers in different states said they could find nothing wrong, and one of them, on a repeat visit, replaced a baffle around the drivers side mirror, based on a TSB. This didn't fix the problem.

I tracked it down to the rubber stripping around the windshield. At speed, the stripping would separate from the metal of the a-pillar, and make that noise. The dealer said the adhesive was normal, so I took a hot glue gun, and injected glue between the stripping and a-pillar, which fixed the problem

Here's a way to test the theory: The next time the noise starts, hit the windshield washer button for a few seconds, as the fluid runs into the trim, the noise will stop for a few minutes.

Let me know if this does the trick.
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Old 10-11-2004, 08:23 PM   #5
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my 05 does it, has since day one. At speed in a strong crosswind,
it started the vibrating thing and what Missing said above sounds
like what it is. It might do it at very high speeds too, but obviously I
would never go that fast.

Think I might try the glue thing, as it sounds like it is coming from
the top corner of the a-pillar/windshield.

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Old 10-11-2004, 09:30 PM   #6
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Cool, thanks for the ideas guys. It definitlly sounds like it could be one of thoes.

The funny thing is my Turbo Legacy makes the same noise at about the same speeds. I'll have to try thoes ideas on that too.
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Old 11-17-2004, 11:11 PM   #7
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Guys, don't do anything on your own you might void the warranty.
Ur right, they will not go more than 65 MPH but if their techs will volunteer to ride with you while you drive to 80 plus MPH it's kool with them. most likely they will not do it.
Well the dealer I took my baja to knew exactly what to do after they looked up their issues database. Read this thread:

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Old 11-18-2004, 08:33 AM   #8
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seal the weatherstrip using silcone and this should stop it. the weatherstrip is vibrating at the higher speeds. i have fixed several of them this way.
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