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Old 08-26-2009, 04:07 PM
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I'm not a mechanic at all, so maybe you all can help me with a noise I am having whenever I push my gas pedal. When I press it down, it sounds like a mass of air is escaping, but only if I push it down slightly, if I press it hard, it goes away, but on depress it will do it again, followed by a slight whistle, I will see if I can get either a video or sound clip of it soon if that will help. My friend thought it was an exhuast leak, but I always thought that made sort of a ticking sound. Thanks y'all!


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Old 08-26-2009, 04:09 PM
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that would prolly be your motor durka durka
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:12 PM
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Exhaust leaks typically whistle under throttle although you might hear ticking at idle if the leak is close enough to the head. Did you recently add an open top filter (K&N or the like)...these things make a strong vacuum like sound when you step on the gas that might sound like a problem if you've never heard it before.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:13 PM
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Could be that your air filter housing isn't sealed to the throttle body. Pop the hood and try to wiggle the air filter housing around. If it's loose just tighten it back down and it should take care of your problem. It may also be that your throttle body gasket isn't sealing, but I doubt it. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:26 PM
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Exhaust leaks typically whistle under throttle although you might hear ticking at idle if the leak is close enough to the head. Did you recently add an open top filter (K&N or the like)...these things make a strong vacuum like sound when you step on the gas that might sound like a problem if you've never heard it before.
I haven't added anything to it yet, I just bought it. I've had an 03 ram 4.7 for awhile, but have always wanted the 01 4x4. It does whistle a little bit, I'll go check on the air filter and see if I can't get a recording of how it sounds.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:34 PM
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CSXFan makes a good point...its not difficult to install the factory airbox incorrectly which would let air leak past the seal. Or you could be missing the seal...I accidently tore mine when I had to upgrade my plenum cover, its <$5 at most autoparts stores.
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Are you talking about where the airbox connects to the throttle body with the clamp? I had mine off today and i dont see a gasket there at all? Am I missing something?
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Are you talking about where the airbox connects to the throttle body with the clamp? I had mine off today and i dont see a gasket there at all? Am I missing something?

Yea, your missing a gasket. Go to advance auto parts and get it. I got the felpro gasket. Not expensive at all...

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That would explain why it sounds like a vacuum leak when i accelerate. I will go and get it and see what it does

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Went to Advance and got the gasket. Still have idle surge. Thing is about to drive me crazy
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Went to Advance and got the gasket. Still have idle surge. Thing is about to drive me crazy

Yeah, I replaced mine, still hear the same "turbo" sounds
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i know this is a old thread but does anyone have an answer to this mines doing it too
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Doing what? Unstable idle? Could be a vacuum leak, (possible blown plenum) bad TPS, or IAC.
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i just replaced my plenum gasket and intake gasket and cleaned the iac and a shop checked all my vacuum lines and they all checked out ok, its making a whistling noise only when i accelerate and it doesn't seem to have the power it should when i accelerate. its also burning oil somewhere, it doesn't leak it just burns it out the exhaust that i haven't found yet. tested my head gaskets and they were good
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:19 AM
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im from adrian, mi to by the way
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:20 AM
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If it will do it sitting still, grab a friend, and go lookin'.

Welcome to DF.

Ah, adrian, the armpit of michigan. I actually live out by clayton now. Just haven't bothered to change my profile.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:22 AM
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every time you hit the gas it will do it, i look for hours yesterday and came up with nothing just sounds like the top of the engine somewhere, ill look more today
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:24 AM
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id label adrian more around the crack area just below the tramp stamp lol. i lived in clayton for a while too i grew up in and went to sand creek high school
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It reads like one of the intake manifold gaskets is leaking, you might just have to redo the gaskets. Was a comp test done before this work was? If not do one now just so you know what shape the motor is in.
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id label adrian more around the crack area just below the tramp stamp lol. i lived in clayton for a while too i grew up in and went to sand creek high school


I was trying to be polite.

Grab a can of carb cleaner. Let the engine idle, and spray anywhere there is a gasket. If idle changes, there is your leak. Keep in mind, I don't think carb cleaner is as flammable as it once was, so, idle should go DOWN when you find a leak.
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