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lilchief Jan 9, 5:27am - #79135 

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Is that just me being paranoid? ( i sure hope so)

When i drive my car with no music i can hear some "shhhhhh" sound for a few seconds and it goes away. It happens every 30 or 40 secs or so and it seems like it happens more often when i press on the gas pedal. I can swear that i do not think it was like that always i think it started a couple of days back. Does anyone knows what could it be or what can cause it? The sound is not loud but to me it is smile. Please guys, help!!!!!!!

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GreyGhost2k2 Jan 9, 5:36am - #79136 

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is your A/C or Defrosters on...I know there is ssshhhh when those systems cut on initailly...and if my car is cold and I have the deforsters on sometimes i can hear the coolant running through the heating elements sounds like a sshhhhhh...coould be any number of thing...try to isolate the location of the sound...

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lilchief Jan 9, 5:40am - #79137 

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hmmmm... yes my defroster is on and yes it is cold as hell outside smile. I will go drive it with nothing on and see if it still does it smile

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GreyGhost2k2 Jan 9, 5:44am - #79138 

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cool..good luck... thumbsup

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ahyoumonkey Jan 9, 9:21am - #79139 
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Yeah I also hear that same noise. It's when you step on the gas Right? I hear that noise only when I don't warm up my car, but after a while the noise goes away. I think it is normal. I think?? confused
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Death Jan 9, 12:44pm - #79140 

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You got a amp installed?

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lilchief Jan 9, 6:59pm - #79141 

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yes i have an after market sound system, but i have it for about a month now and that just started.

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Elec-FuYu Jan 9, 7:26pm - #79142 
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maybe the sound system is starting to drain ur battery and stress the alternator (?) i dono, just a guess, not an expert on sound systems...

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NeXuS Jan 9, 9:38pm - #79143 

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if your radio is still on, maybe you're talking about the alternator noise that you hear more and more you rev'up.

If not maybe you had the same trouble i allready had with my 2002 GT. Try experience this.

Is the sound only apear when you press the gas just a little?

Do you hear the sound on each gear?

try driving at about 40mph and try each gear, all at the same speed.. If your hear the sound stronger bad news dude frown

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RevMonster Jan 9, 10:27pm - #79144 

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Originally Posted by NeXuS
if your radio is still on, maybe you're talking about the alternator noise that you hear more and more you rev'up.


I was thinking that. Many people never turn "off" their stereo, they simply turn the volume to 0. If your radio is on with zero volume and there is an amp, the alternator can be heard over the speakers as you rev the car.

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Death Jan 10, 1:59am - #79145 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Originally Posted by NeXuS
if your radio is still on, maybe you're talking about the alternator noise that you hear more and more you rev'up.


I was thinking that. Many people never turn "off" their stereo, they simply turn the volume to 0. If your radio is on with zero volume and there is an amp, the alternator can be heard over the speakers as you rev the car.


Yup yup, I got that problem, can't track it down either.

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LinkTallica Jan 10, 2:32am - #79146 

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does it sound like a blow off vavle?
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lilchief Jan 10, 6:30am - #79147 

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ok thats how it goes, i do have the sound system but got a capasitor with it so it should be fine. It sounds something like "shhhhhh" and its happening for like 4 or so secs and then stops it happens about every 40 secs but seems to happen when i press down my gas pedal. I did try driving with my defroster off and it seems like the sound stoped and when i have it on a few secs later what i described above happens again. Is there something wrong with my car frown?

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lilchief Jan 10, 6:58am - #79149 

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nope car is stock

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chameleon Jan 11, 5:23am - #79150 

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Originally Posted by lilchief
ok thats how it goes, i do have the sound system but got a capasitor with it so it should be fine. It sounds something like "shhhhhh" and its happening for like 4 or so secs and then stops it happens about every 40 secs but seems to happen when i press down my gas pedal. I did try driving with my defroster off and it seems like the sound stoped and when i have it on a few secs later what i described above happens again. Is there something wrong with my car frown?


It is perfectly normal. It's your air conditioning condensor turning on and off.

A lot of people don't realize this, but when ever you turn the heater controls to defrost, the air conditioner is running to draw moisture out of the air. Even though you have the heat on and you are blowing hot air out of the vent, the AC is still on. thumbsup
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lilchief Jan 11, 6:24am - #79151 

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wheeee... good i'm happy now knowing that there is nothing wrong with it smile. Thx for your help guys.

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supra_celica Jan 11, 6:53am - #79152 

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Same here. An audio shop told that I have a bad output on my head unit. I do have one of the sub preouts that doesn't work. I have a spliter so that the audio can go to both subs. I have more of a speaker flutter. I hear it no matter what I turn on in my car, even my head lights. I wanna plug in another Pioneer head unit and see if it truly is my headunit. I've tried every thing else. Different grounds, different wires, everything except a capacitor. Any thoughts, let me know. I've had this for a whole year now. Thanx.

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GjGts Jan 11, 7:33am - #79153 

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you may have a bad ground or your ground an audio rca's are next to each other or something, sounds like interference
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XxMerlinxX Jan 11, 12:10pm - #79154 
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I don't think that that's the sound he's talking about, although I may be wrong. He said that the sound goes away after the car warms up. The fan you were talking about still cuts on even after the car is warm. More than likely it's your belt tensioner. If it starts to rattle more after a while, that's probably what it is. No big deal though.

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