04-19-2012, 07:04 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
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Belt squeal... with no belts???
So I thought I was getting high rpm belt squeal and I bought new belts and put em on even though the old ones looked perfect but sadly the noise was still there.
-It sounds exactly like belt squeal except maybe a little quieter.
-It only happens from 5200-7000 at 70%-100% throttle
So here is the crazy part, after going completely insane trying to identify the source I took both belts off to do a sanity check and REAL fast buzzed up a couple times and it was still there. NO BELTS BUT STILL SQUEALING
After putting the belts back and being more confused then a 6year old in a sex shop i popped my intake tube off at the air filter side (running ms on otherwise stock 1.8 protege motor).
With the intake open you can hear it more and it indeed sounds similar to belt squeal, but it's probably a whistle
Car runs perfect and real strong..
Im guessing maybe it's a gasket or something poking into the airflow making like a whistling noise??? I don't know though and when boost happens (veery close) I'm sure I won't hear it at all...
Any ideas? ---- it, let it whistle?
It's been doing it for like 3000 miles that I've noticed, and its not very loud with the intake together. It doesn't sound harmful either if you know what I mean.