Whistling sound when cold.

EricS
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Vehicle: 2005 Pajero 3.2 DI D SWB
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Whistling sound when cold.

Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 am

2005 3.2 DI D SWB (308,000 km on clock). Please can someone assist, when the engine is cold (early morning start) there is a whistling sound that lasts for about a minute or two then goes away. Thereafter for the rest of the day no sound even after the the car has stood for a few hours, its only when the engine is "Cold"...


Hugen0408
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Re: Whistling sound when cold.

Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:51 am

Good day Eric.
Not 100% sure but check if one of your belts ( fan ) slack?
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Re: Whistling sound when cold.

Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:19 pm

Immediatly check your pulley that the fan belt runs on. The main big one. It has a rubber damping inside which fail over time and then the pulley start rubbing on the engine cover. It starts like a normal belt squeal, especially in winter. A common problem at that type of kms. If left to self destruct it will eventually grind a hole in the engine cover.

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EricS
Country: South Africa
Vehicle: 2005 Pajero 3.2 DI D SWB
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Re: Whistling sound when cold.

Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:43 am

Thanks guys seems it was the belt....

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