1997 Ford Explorer Air Intake noise

Tiny
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 210,000 MILES
When the motor heats up in a hot climate area there is a loud howling noise from the air intake. Once I accelerate and cruise it goes away. As soon as I am back in traffic or idling standing still it starts to howl again.
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 8:25 AM

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Tiny
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Are you sure it isn't the fan clutch engaging when it gets hot and not an intake issue?
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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 12:29 AM
Tiny
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Yes I am sure. I have found it coming from the air intake pipe. I took off the air filter to be sure. I am talking about when the engine is at full temperature and running not just when the fan clutch kicks in. Thanks.
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Sunday, June 20th, 2010 AT 7:59 AM
Tiny
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There really isn't anything there that would make a howing other than the actual air being drawn through the intake.
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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 12:18 AM

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