HOWLING NOISE FROM AIR INTAKE

  • Tiny
  • dayala
  • 1999 Ford Mustang
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 150,000 miles

Howling coming from the air intake. Replaced the Idle Air Controller and no change to the problem. Could something be cloging or restricting air flow?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 4:04 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 29,860 posts

Start at the air filter and check for any cracks and loose fitting, check for vacuum leaks at the throttle body, start here.

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011 AT 11:01 PM
  • Tiny
  • dayala
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Took off filter and intake pipe. Noise seems to be coming from air chamber going to the IAC valve. When power is removed from IAC valve noise stops but idle goes down real low. Could it be electrical? I removed throttle body cleaned it real good and replaced gasket. Going to get replace valve again to see if I got a faulty one.

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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 12:02 PM
  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Do that and report back results.

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Monday, July 25th, 2011 AT 1:29 PM
  • Tiny
  • dayala
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Ok! Finally was able to work on the car. I replaced the IAC valve with another one also cleaned the MAF sensor(hot wires are not broken)and the EGR valve. Checked vacuum lines found small tare, but did not seam to effect it. Sound is still loud at start up then mufles down after car is warmmed up, but gets loud when RPM's go up. When RPM's are coming down engine idles rought. What else can I check?

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Monday, August 8th, 2011 AT 12:43 PM
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  • robertmichael
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I have almost the exact identical problem. Tried 3 different IACs did everything you've done and is still howling.
Description: As soon as the car is started the noise starts and then after about 30 seconds it will tone down. I notice when im driving around 5 mph and slowly press on the gas pedal it will go away and then reoccur once I get to 20 + mph. I'm stumped, my mechanics are stumped! Is there anyone out there that has an idea of what this may be?

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Sunday, October 7th, 2012 AT 7:48 AM

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