Loud high pitch noise in the dash of my 04 ranger.

Asked by May 07, 2017 at 11:32 PM about the 2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently installed a light bar over my
windshield. Now there's a loud high
pitch noise that seems to come from
the dash. It starts at 25 mph "lower
pitch at this speed." At 40 mphit get
to I high pitch sound like a
harmonica. I've tried disconnecting
the fuse to the light bar, but no luck.

Any ideas on what is going on?

1 Answer

100,485

Take the light bar off and see if the sound goes away, if could be setting a harmonic as it cuts through the air and it telegraphs down to the dash area. I remember a vehicle that I put a roof rack on then the customer complained of a howl right at 35 mph, said it was in the back seat, anyway long story short moving the forward crossbar back a few inches cured the problem, it was just the air flow setting up tone that focused in the back seat, wierd I know.

Your Answer

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,390
  • #2
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    850
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,318 Great Deals out of 184,579 listings starting at $699
Used Toyota Tacoma
628 Great Deals out of 43,327 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
278 Great Deals out of 31,636 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Frontier
359 Great Deals out of 21,652 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,108 Great Deals out of 167,055 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet S-10
4 Great Deals out of 1,208 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Dakota
115 Great Deals out of 3,765 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 1500
356 Great Deals out of 10,908 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Canyon
125 Great Deals out of 13,151 listings starting at $3,322
Used Jeep Wrangler
312 Great Deals out of 16,299 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
41 Great Deals out of 1,773 listings starting at $1,990
Used Ford Mustang
722 Great Deals out of 38,098 listings starting at $895
Used GMC Sierra 1500
876 Great Deals out of 65,552 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Tundra
458 Great Deals out of 32,469 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
361 Great Deals out of 44,819 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 826 listings starting at $4,950
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 517 listings starting at $4,495
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 346 listings starting at $4,200
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 432 listings starting at $2,999
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 289 listings starting at $3,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.