Re: 2002 Focus Wagon wind noise?
"Skitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I had a weird experience today. I am trying to sell my 2002 Focus Wagon,
> and a guy took it out for a test run on the freeway. He came back and
> that the car ran great, but it had some kind of tremendous vibrating noise
> when running at speeds higher than 50 MPH. I had never heard it, so he
> me out to show me.
> The noise is mainly there when one of the rear passenger windows is open.
> No wonder I had never experienced it, as I never have any windows open
> driving the car.
> I am not sure what it is, but the noise (kinda like "chug, chug, chug") is
> quite severe and increases in intensity, but not frequency, as the speed
> increased past 50 MPH.
> I think it may be some acoustic thing, caused by air buffeting in the
> area (the tonneau cover there was retracted, and I have not tested it with
> it extended). It gets to be very loud, though, and we could feel the
> pressure waves in our ears.
> Have any of you here experienced anything like it? Any ideas?
> Skitt (in Hayward, California)
my '01 wagon has the same wind noise at high speeds when the rear windows
are down little bit..the worst thing is that the rear windows are crank
operated.. if a passenger leaves them open and I hit the highway, I have to
pull off and crank them up to save my ears and sanity..
focus wagon 1.6 liter