Whistling Wind noise coming from sunroof

Tiny
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  • 2011 NISSAN ROGUE
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  • 43,000 MILES
I recently installed a wind deflector for my sunroof. The wind coming into the sunroof while it was open was extremely loud. The deflector stopped the wind noise but now when the sunroof is closed there is a loud annoying whistling wind sound coming from the closed sunroof.

It seems I've solved one problem only to create another. Prior to installing the wind deflector there was a slight amount of wind noise coming from the closed sunroof, and there was definitely no whistling sound.

After installing the wind deflector the whistling wind noise began. It's extremely annoying.

My mechanic along with a Nissan mechanic felt there isn't too much that can be done.

I contacted the wind deflector's manufacturer, "Lunds", and though they have responded to my emails they really didn't have a solution. They wanted me to take pictures and send them in to see how I had installed the wind deflector.I did not send in any pictures.

I've contacted a few repair facilities who work on sunroofs, but have gotten no response.

If you have any suggestions would you be so kind as to send them to me

Thanks so much
leon

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Saturday, September 27th, 2014 AT 4:50 PM

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Tiny
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Sunroof visors can cause noises. However irritating whistling noises when the sunroof is closed is not something I have heard of. You might make sure that the sunroof is closing all the way. The other thing would be to check the weather stripping gasket. That might allow some air to get through and whistle. Try holding a piece of thread, like sewing thread, around the edge of the sunroof in the car to see if any air is coming through. If it moves there is a leak.
Otherwise I have not a clue. When checking to see if the sunroof is closing all the way you will be testing the stops for the sunroof. The one the is important is the one the lets you angle the roof and hold it at one position. That is if you have that feature.
I really can't think of anything else. Also make sure that the gasket for the deflector is good and does not have any defects or flaws that would let any air to pass through any gaps. It should seal very tightly against the roof and fit snugly into the visor.
Good luck and I will check for a reply although I do not know much else to tell you.
But we will be here for you to give you all the information you need.
So let me know how it goes no matter what happens. I hope you find the issue and solve it.
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Saturday, September 27th, 2014 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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Hey Dr. C.W.

Thanks for the info, I really appreciate your time. Please have a wonderful weekend!

CB
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Saturday, September 27th, 2014 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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YOU MIGHT EVEN LOOK FOR SHARP EDGES OR A DEFECT IN AN EDGE

SOMETIMES USING THAT BLUE PAINTERS TAPE HITHER AND YON ON SURFACES (MAYBE NOT ALL AT ONCE, BUT A LITTLE AT A TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHEN THE RACKET STOPS)

IF THE NOISE CHANGES, CONCENTRATE IN THAT AREA WITH THE TAPE

I'VE SEEN THIS TECHNIQUE USED ON GRILLS/ HOODS/ DOOR TRIM AND WINDOWS LUGGAGE RACKS/ ETC TO FIND THE WIND NOISE'S ORIGINATION

A FILE OR SANDPAPER MIGHT "EASE" THE PROBLEM AREA

OR YOU COULD JUST GET YOU A JEEP(S) LIKE I HAVE, NOISE IS ALL PART OF THE EXPERIENCE!

GOOD LUCK. AND

LET US KNOW HOW THINGS WORK OUT! (RETURN TO THIS THREAD)

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, September 27th, 2014 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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Mr. Medic

Thanks for the input. Nice looking Jeeps!

CB
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Saturday, September 27th, 2014 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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Please do listen to Dr medivac's advice as we all pitch in to help and he often helps in situations that are tough to figure out. He has some very good ideas that I did not think of. Good luck and let us know how it goes because we are here for you!
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Sunday, September 28th, 2014 AT 6:39 AM

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