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#1527 of 1618 Re: 2012 Accord LX whistle / squeak noise [qlxf]
Jan 07, 2012 (10:52 am)
I watched your video. The video was a good way to show your problem. Good for you in doing that. I have an '05 Accord I4 and, from the beginning, it has had this light whistle sound when traveling on the highway or interstate. I don't know whether that is the sound that you are experiencing, since yours is the model change. From what I can hear, it sounds the same. When I bought mine new, there were others on here who complained about the same thing. Quite honestly, you may never be able to get to the bottom of it. I wonder if it is in the gearing.
#1528 of 1618 Re: 2012 Accord LX whistle / squeak noise [temj12]
Jan 07, 2012 (11:01 am)
Yes. The light whistle is bothering me a lot. I brought my car to 3 different dealers, they told me it is normal. But when I told them I could not hear any noise in another car, they could not give any explanation.
#1529 of 1618 Re: 2012 Accord LX whistle / squeak noise [qlxf]
Jan 08, 2012 (4:42 am)
I'll have to get some headphones, as the level was too low for the laptop on the driving video.
As for the under hood video, it's hard to get a feel for how loud it would be standing up with the hood open for comparison. It sounds loud, especially the hot knocking sound from the engine (i assume the oil is full), and the rattly lawn mower noise from the accessory drive (makes me think of the ac compressor at the bottom, but you are showing the power steering pump). The top belt driven unit is the power steering pump, the one below is the alternator, and wayy down on the bottom (not seen in the video) is the AC compressor.
If the whine is from the engine or its accessory drives, it should be reproducible while parked by running the engine in the rpm range where it is when driving those road speeds.
I've had one car where there was an air induction noise in the engine at certain rpm, creating a whine.
#1530 of 1618 Re: 2012 Accord LX whistle / squeak noise [qlxf]
Jan 08, 2012 (4:58 am)
If your trying to narrow down the source of the noise, you might want to try a mechanics stethoscope. I've used one of these, and although their cheaply made, they get the job done. http://www.harborfreight.com/mechanics-stethoscope-41966.html
Just be careful when using it near rotating parts.
#1531 of 1618 Re: 2012 Accord LX whistle / squeak noise [jmillerjmiller]
Jan 08, 2012 (12:44 pm)
Yes. You have to use headphones and maximize your volume to hear the whistle.
I notice it is most obvious when it is at 1500rpm or a little bit above (1600rmp).
#1532 of 1618 Re: Body Flex Noises (2011 Accord EX V6 6 spd. Coupe) [hondalova]
Jan 09, 2012 (1:29 am)
I'm about 1.5 years into a three year lease on my 2010 Accord LX sedan. I've encountered similar noises from the rear trunk/cargo area or parcel shelf from time to time. Sometimes I don't hear any sounds for days, other times I start hearing the sound as soon as I back my car out for 2-3 feet. It's a ticking, tapping, clickety clacking sound. I didn't have the dealer do a complete teardown and investigation yet, but I agree with you - this is maddening for a Honda, let alone one that is relatively new. I may buy the car at the end of the lease, but after this sound and various interior creaks, I'm not so sure.
#1533 of 1618 2009 EXL 4cyl 5M engine whine
Mar 31, 2012 (4:54 pm)
I bought a one owner Accord with 37K miles last Nov. The car has a faint and constant whine that is more noticable at take offs and more than idle speed RPM. Above 30-40 miles, you can't hear it. It has nothing to do with transmission in any gear. When I test drove the car, I did not hear the noise. I never test drive a car with radio on or windows down.
I checked the power steering fuid level and it is full. Does anyone have any idea what this whine is coming from. It almost sounds like power steering pump, alternator, or water pump.
#1534 of 1618 Re: 2009 EXL 4cyl 5M engine whine [jodar96]
Mar 31, 2012 (5:09 pm)
My 04 4cyl Accord has a faint whine as does my 4cyl Tacoma pickup. Both have timing chains, not belts. Although I can't prove that the chain is the source of the noise, that's what I'm suspecting is causing the whine.
#1535 of 1618 Re: 2009 EXL 4cyl 5M engine whine [jodar96]
Apr 03, 2012 (10:28 am)
I have an '05 4 cylinder with a manual trans. I purchased the car new and noticed the whine when I hit the interstate. I have always assumed that it was the gearing. It is a high pitched whine. I also have a timing chain.