Last post on Dec 29, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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Pontiac Torrent, SUV
#7 of 16 Re: Noise in the steering wheel column [gabriel2608]
Aug 10, 2008 (9:24 am)
Read previous posts about this apparently there is a wire under the steering column that is rubbing making this noise and it can wear out the wire. Not a problem on my torrent but I guess some have this issue. just a thought
#8 of 16 Re: Noise in the steering wheel column [dannyd3]
Aug 11, 2008 (10:05 am)
Danny, or somebody else, do you have steering wheel column diagrams to know what´s that wire and if I can see it, to know how to fix it, or find another solution, thanks and grretings
#10 of 16 Gushing/Bubbling sound when accelerating?
Nov 11, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Ok so i have a 06 torrent and about 5 mos ago i had it in for the heater, it just stopped working. They fixed it but a few days later it was leaking coolant so i took it back.... they fixed it. A few days pasted and it started leaking again.. So i took it back to the dealer and they put on a different clamp and it hasnt leaked since. Well pretty much ever since my truck makes a gushing sound when i accelerate, kinda like if u blow in a straw while it in water. It only does it when i stop and then accelerate... once im past like 5 miles per hr it stops. Also since i got it back from the dealer it sputters on start up, only till it warms up maybe like a min or so but only when its been sittin awhile, like overnight. Could these 2 problems be linked? The truck is no longer under warranty so i cant take it back to the dealer. Any ideas??? If so how can i fix it??? Ive been told maybe theres air in the coolant system???
#11 of 16 Re: Gushing/Bubbling sound when accelerating? [samiaml]
Jan 26, 2011 (2:01 pm)
I have an '06 Torrent and also have the sound of running water noise. Mine is coming from under the dash right in front of the driver. When I stop at a light it is a sound like a babbling brook. When I accelerate is is the sound of a rushing river. I've been told it is probably related to the AC compressor though I've never had AC problems. Perhaps it is not draining correctly?
The other problem of rough starts is also familiar and may be a major one. Check the level of your engine coolant. Is the exhaust white smoke when you first start up. Mine has been leaking coolant into cylinder #1. May be a leaky intake manifold or worse yet a head gasket.
#12 of 16 Re: Gushing/Bubbling sound when accelerating? [borst]
Feb 01, 2011 (10:01 am)
Have you had your vehicle into your dealer? If not, I would definitely recommend doing so! Please keep me updated.
GM Customer Service
#13 of 16 Re: Gushing/Bubbling sound when accelerating? [samiaml]
Feb 22, 2011 (12:22 pm)
so i have a 06 torrent same issues as u it was my head gasket ask shop to do a pressure test on your car however got out of shop and still here gushing sound took back they pressure test everything was good no coolant leaks but they said air was getting into the system some how and need to look into why they don;t get it when i first brought in they understood why gushing sound because of the head gasket there was air in my line now that it is fixed they don't no why they think i may have a clog in the heater core or a hole in the heater core still trying to figure it out but my car did the same ruff idle when first starting adding coolant and the gushing sound
\also had white smoke from exaust and was leaking into cylinder 1 like someone else was stating
#14 of 16 Re: Gushing/Bubbling sound when accelerating? [courtney4]
Mar 07, 2011 (10:38 am)
Please keep me updated on your progress at the dealer.
GM Customer Service
#15 of 16 Re: Gushing/Bubbling sound when accelerating? [borst]
Dec 29, 2011 (9:18 am)
Did you ever find out what the "When I accelerate is is the sound of a rushing river." sound was?
I have an '06 Torrent and i started noticing the same sound when i first start driving few months back.
Thank you for the update in advance.
#16 of 16 Re: Gushing/Bubbling sound when accelerating? [tanya15]
Dec 29, 2011 (12:03 pm)
I understand it isn't always a viable option for everybody, but if you decide to work with a GM dealership towards getting a diagnosis, please let us know!
GM Customer Service