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Old 05-16-2006, 01:30 PM
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High pitched whistle when you accelerate? I found where mine was coming from.

Well that whistle was starting to drive me crazy and I set out to find it. Only took about 2 minutes. The air boot was cracked, and cracked badly. I have no idea how it could not have throw a code or made the car run rough. Anyway grabbed a new boot and slapped it in and the noise is gone. I have read a lot of others have heard this noise so I am sharing my finding.

The boot cracks on the bottom of the little tube, and is not easy to see. Its also not easy to get to the hose clamps. I had to get them with a really long extension from under the car.

I hope that was not posted already, I did not see anything about it.
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Well that whistle was starting to drive me crazy and I set out to find it. Only took about 2 minutes. The air boot was cracked, and cracked badly. I have no idea how it could not have throw a code or made the car run rough. Anyway grabbed a new boot and slapped it in and the noise is gone. I have read a lot of others have heard this noise so I am sharing my finding.

The boot cracks on the bottom of the little tube, and is not easy to see. Its also not easy to get to the hose clamps. I had to get them with a really long extension from under the car.

I hope that was not posted already, I did not see anything about it.

Thank you for this info. I just discovered mine this past week and it is annoying. I am going to schedule the dealer to fix it since its still under warranty.
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Air boot? Which part are you referring to and on what type of engine?
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:08 PM
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3.0 and it's the air boot directly under the intake. It goes like this MAF then a plastic pipe then a plastic junction then the Air Boot (rubber). Finally into the intake manifold. The Air Boot has a small rubber tube running off the side of it to the secondary air system, that’s where I had the crack, and it was so low I did not see it right away.

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Old 05-16-2006, 02:08 PM
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Air boot? Which part are you referring to and on what type of engine?
Thank you, I was wondering the same thing.
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:18 PM
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One of these parts? (3.0i Vacuum Control from OEM parts)



No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
01SUCKING JET PUMP 1 06/2005 11617503623 $46.87 +core
01SUCKING JET PUMP 111617546048 $46.87 +core
02HOSE ELBOW 111617503666$10.60
03HOSE ELBOW 1 06/200511617503624$7.92
03HOSE ELBOW 111617547586 +core
04CLAMP 111151726340 $0.62
05HOSE CLAMP21,3MM 111151726339 $0.56

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I have a 4.4i with a slight whistling sound (no driveability issues). I'm looking for comparable parts to see if I'm having the same problem.
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:28 PM
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Number 9, that little thing shooting off it had the cracks on almost all the folds. 65K on motor and no other sign of a problem other than that @#&*^%$# noise.
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Old 05-16-2006, 02:31 PM
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Follow your intake, the air boot will be the last connection before the throttle body.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:26 PM
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Add this to the list of "problems solved" It's gonna come up again.
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Old 05-16-2006, 06:27 PM
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Thank you so much - this noise has been irritating me for awhile now, and I do not drive it everyday.
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