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Pinto Whistling Noise


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It used to be an occasional quirk but now, once the engine is up to temperature and the car is moving and the engine under some load, there seems to be a whistling sound from somewhere. It is at a constant pitch irrespective of road or engine speed. It stops when I slow down. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this. I though it could be radiator cap but I changed this - no change to the sound. Thanks for reading.

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Could it be some bearing, maybe on the cam/fan belt, alternator bearing, something like that.... viscous fan maybe....? I take it it doesn't do it at a standstill which is what's making it difficult to diagnose?

 

Gawd, could be a plethora of things I suppose... :-S

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My wife's honda crv developed a whistling noise and the ignition warning light would occasionally flicker. I took it in to the garage and they tested it and said there was nothing wrong with it. I thought there was a bad smell to it as well but again they said they couldn't find anything. A week later the charge light came on and stayed on. Changed it and smell and noise went and light went out.

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Whistle under load, reduces if load off but car still moving, revs much the same, speed the same suggests intake or exhaust leak to me. I would go through the intake system first checking all joints and gaskets including servo pipe if you have one.

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