Re: whistling '95 Crown Vic
Thanks to everyone with thoughts about the whistle on my car. I kinda
figure I might fix it by turning the stereo up a little bit more. The noise
is definitely coming from outside, not under the dash. I lost a chunk of
the drivers door weatherstrip a few weeks ago - the seat belt thingie got
caught one too many times. The gap is letting a lot of noise get in.
I may clean the IAC just because - I haven't done a thing to it ever! First
things first, tho. I need for the car to make heat. I replaced the t-stat
last week and had heat for a day. I kinda suspect a heater clog. I hope I
can backflush it - I don't have the patience to replace it right now. The
parts sites show a heater control valve but I sure don't see one. Tomorrow
is a day off for me - I guess I'll conduct some experiments. The garage
isn't quite down to freezing, yet.
"lugnut" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 02:40:39 GMT, "Paul of Dayon"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>A new sound has appeared and I am having trouble reproducing it in the
>>driveway. When I am driving, especially if the car isn't warmed up, a
>>whistle appears and disappears at different throttle positions. It sounds
>>like an air / vacuum whistle and varies intensity a bit. As I was coming
>>home tonight on the highway I found I could make it appear with light
>>acceleration and go away by floating the accelerator or just taking my
>>off the gas. If I hold the throttle just right the whistle is continuous.
>>Speed isn't an issue since it will happen when accelerating from a start.
>>Once the car is warm it is very hard to make it whistle.
>>I figure it is either a leaking vacuum line I can't find, the tranny, or
>>IAC is getting ready to trip me up. It's about 2 degrees now so I plan to
>>wait a bit before I search. I thought I'd pick the collective brains in
>>here while waiting.
>>Thanks in advance, folks. (Geez I love this place...)
> I get a moaning sound from mine related to the IAC at or
> near idle in cool weather. If the air cond is on, I almost
> never hear it. It can also be heard at light throttle on
> occasion because the IAC is used as a dashpot to prevent
> excessive intake vacuum which may affect emissions. You can
> change the IAC if you like but, my experience is that
> anything more than making sure it is clean is probably a
> waste of time and money because the replacement may be just
> as bad or worse.
> Good luck & since you can't get it at Wally World this year,
> Merry Christmas!!