When I accelerate, why does my engine have an air/whisting sound?


Asked by Jun 29, 2013 at 04:32 PM about the Volvo S40

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I noticed a blowing whistle sound in my engine when I accelerated out of the parking lot from work. I pushed the RPM a little high and it was then I noticed the whistling noise so I backed off but now when I normally accelerate I can hear the whistle.

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Tom Demyan

Might be a vaccum leak, the cooling fan or a bearing starting to fail.

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