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      Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      Has anyone had this happen?? I was driving over a bridge one day in high winds, and it was blowing my aveo around crazy. Then when a big gust blew up, there was this shrill whistling coming from the front end! It sounded just like when you put a blade of grass between your thumbs and blew on it to whistle. Either the wind was somehow blowing through some opening in the grill causing the noise or it was actually pushing the Aveo to the side, squealing the tires as it went! I thought my bearings were shot! It only occurs when it's windy as s**t. Any ideas?



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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      stay out of the grass? anyway had my 04 for 86000 miles now and been blown around a few times but never heard any whistling sounds. my opinion on my aveo is that as much as i do love it, its a cheaply made car, using the cheapest parts done by the lowest bidder. i still love it with all its flaws and shortcomings and i'm glad i have one. now if it were my suburban which cost 50 grand then i'd be all over it like white on rice. if it isnt leaking oil, smoking, knocking, tapping, slipping or grinding then all is good!!
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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      theres always noise coming from the mirrors in wind

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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      yours have a different front end than mine, but i notice the door seals whistle in heavy wind.. like heavy enough i have to adjust for it.. but i don't hear anything coming from the front of the car. maybe check the hood seals to see if they are loose. one goes along the cowl.


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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      There was another member on here that went through a lot of hassle to get rid of the noise. I'm not sure where the thread is but it involved cutting some outer mouldings I think.

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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      I had that same issue on my 07 sedan. I think it was one of the door moldings. It would do it in high wind, or if i went above 80. It was annoying as hell when I first bought the car, but it went away after one time i decided to drive over 100..

      But.. I wouldn't advise you to break the law..

      Just take it to your local carwash and let the blowers fix your problem. Or you could just wait a few months for the moldings to seat and conform to the doors.

      Also a detailer buddy of mine told me you could also get an air hose and just blow pressure around the seals.

      Hope this helps!

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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      I've had my car for over a year and have driven it to the top speed a few times but the noise is still there.

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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      FWIW, I have this issue on my 08 SVM. When I hear it I try pushing up on the window crank and it goes away. As soon as I let go, it comes back.

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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      my gf has a similar issue on her aveo. it's more of a deep whistle, but i'm pretty sure it's coming from the splash guard or something similar

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      Re: Funky Whistling noise in high winds!!

      Quote Originally Posted by MetroAveo
      Has anyone had this happen?? I was driving over a bridge one day in high winds, and it was blowing my aveo around crazy. Then when a big gust blew up, there was this shrill whistling coming from the front end! It sounded just like when you put a blade of grass between your thumbs and blew on it to whistle. Either the wind was somehow blowing through some opening in the grill causing the noise or it was actually pushing the Aveo to the side, squealing the tires as it went! I thought my bearings were shot! It only occurs when it's windy as s**t. Any ideas?
      I have that whistling in mine too when I'm going about 75-80MPH, but mine comes from the vents in my front fenders.




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