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Just got new 2002 and there seems to be a whistling sound. Can't place exact point and it is low in intensity but it's there. Air must be coming in somewhere...any ideas? :confused:
 

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Is it when you're moving or not? If @ standstill, it's probably the fuel pump, and it's normal, eminating from near the fuel filler door/LR tire. Do a search for "fuel pump whine".
 

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Re: Re: Whistling like noise

mogur said:
If it is between about 60 mph and 90 mph, you may have the kazoo/pipe-organ noise problem. A number of 2001s had it and apparently it has not been completely exorcised from the 2002s either as I know of at least three that have the same problem. Do a search for Kazoo and you'll find the relevant threads. So far, Acura has refused to officially admit that the problem exists...

 

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"Oops" and "Duh"...now I see the "air must be coming in" comment. I plead jet lag (redeye flight yesterday).

You might also try the Dmor Screen Spline fix to try and ID/isolate/fix. Search for screen spline.
 

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Check KB

I posted a fix to an "air noise" problem which may help. There is an entry in the Knowledge Base. Basically check under the dash on the passanger side. Sometimes a little "clip" comes off the vent duct and the whistle comes from there.
 

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The noise develops at 20 miles per hour an up...doesn't change in intensity but stays as a back ground whistle all the time. Can't hear it when fan on...overall the heating A/C noise covers the whistling sound. It really does sound like air coming in and I will be trying to isolate the location. Thanks for tht tips
 

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I started to notice the whislting sound coming from passenger side when the car moving at above 50 mph. I have a 2002 model and it's 7 months old. Not sure what caused it?

24Blacker11,
I couldn't seem to locate your post in KB regarding the fix for what you called 'air noise'. Is there any way you can repost it here? Thanks.

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Dung
 

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Off topic, but reminds me of a tire vibration problem I just had...

Brought some AVS dB 255/45ZR17s and had them mounted anbd balanced a few months back. Went back to Americas Tire and complained of vibration with speed. Fellow said, "no problem sir, you have a lifetime balance... When do you notice it?"

So I explained it is most noticeable past 110, and gets worst up to 130. (mph)

A real funny look. But they rebalanced them.
 

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dvngo2001 said:
ardvarkus,

are you serious or just joking? driving your mdx over 130 mph?

-dung
Sorry, I thought the tires size would clarify- they only fit a 8 or 8.5 inch rim.

It's a Q45. (That's why it is off topic...) Top end is electronically limited to 155. Rarely get up past 130 or so. But usually cruise 90-100.

It was just all the talk on "at what speed do you hear it"...

Ard
 

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Ard ... Hard to believe that you can do that in CA. Then again, you are in Sacramento, not LA ... must be nice to get over 35 mph on a freeway ... Steven :jester:
 

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I've got a 152 mile one way commute to my main office, so each week I do a round trip-l I get to cruise I-99, I-5, 205 and 580... not bad cruises at off hours.

Ard
 
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