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Old 02-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Annoying whistling noise!!!

I have noticed a whistling noise coming from the Jeep. When I let off the gas, you can hear it...when I push the stops. Any ideas on what it could be? I thought it might be a vacuum line, but when I looked....none appeared to be broken....

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Do you have a throttle body spacer? They whistle.

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Old 02-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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It's your intake/exhaust manifold gasket. It happens when the weather get cold. Mine does it every winter. Do a search on whistle and you will find other threads.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
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I had the "Tea Kettle" whistle until 2 days ago. I had checked vacuum lines, Throttle body. Intake gasket. Nothing seemed to be wrong. it would wistle at Idle and if you reved the engine while not in gear with no load on it. Put it in gear and drive and while your accelerating no whistle. Get up to speed and it came back, or let off the throttle and it came back. Drove me nuts. The wife could hear me pull in the driveway. Then I stumbled across the culprit. I have a 2004 with the 2 piece exaust manifold. The rear manifold has a collar on it with 2 studs that connect to a floating collar on the down pipe. The nuts that hold the floating collar along with the down pipe tight to the exaust manifold were missing. The collar was still in place but had no nuts forcing it together. As the engine warmed up exaust leaked out causing the wistle. Under load while accelerating the engine must have twisted just enough to form a good seal. Found 2 17 MM nuts in the garage and put them on. HOLY CRAP!!!! NO MORE WISTLE!!!! Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!! Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!! Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!

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Old 02-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #5
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I'll look at the exhaust and see if any nuts are missing.

As far as a throttle body spacer, I have no idea. The Jeep is all I don't know.

Thanks for the heads up!!!
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