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dylandevine123 04-16-2012 07:12 PM

High pitched enginge noise
Hello I have a 97 2.5gt. When I hit the accelerator hard I hear a very high pitched whine or screeching noise coming from either the engine or an exhaust leak. I was wondering if anyone knows how to fix or what it is?

SomethingWittyAsAUsername 04-16-2012 08:23 PM

My 2.2 does the same. At above 3.5k and with some gas I get a whistle. I do believe it's a split seam on my muffler. I'm not complaining though. Mine sounds like a small turbo spooling up which has confused a good many people ;)

monkeyposeur 04-16-2012 09:05 PM

My 2.2 does the same thing and it has something to do with the exhaust. Maybe one day I'll get under there and fix it, lol.

johnegg 04-17-2012 07:07 AM

steering pump belt slipping? check the tension on the belt.

does it get worse or better when you turn?

jamesm113 04-17-2012 11:28 AM

my 2.2 does the same some times, glad to know i'm not alone

Stang70Fastback 04-17-2012 12:17 PM

If it's a whistle that develops above 3k RPM (and more prominently when the engine is under load) then it's a common fault with every single one of these cars. They develop an exhaust leak somewhere around where the manifold is, I think, that causes that sound. Should have heard my car at the autocross last year, lol.

Kennyfvholla 04-17-2012 06:15 PM

It's definitely coming straight out of the muffler. I've heard of it happening to many second gens with higher mileage, including mine. I can't tell you exactly what is causing the problem, but I can tell you that the issue is probably with the muffler itself. After I swapped on a WRX CBE for a little while I never heard the noise once. It came right back when the stock system was re-installed.

dylandevine123 04-18-2012 06:16 AM

Yea I am thinking of replacing the stock headers with some performance ones so hopefully that will end the noise.

dylandevine123 04-18-2012 06:17 AM

I had the tensioner break so i replaced and the tension is fine I dont think anything is slipping because i do not hear any steering related noises. Thanks for the help!!

WarriorWagon 04-20-2012 09:10 PM

my brighton makes the same noise and I have no loose belts, if the headers fix it please repost.

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