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2010 Ford Explorer Question: whistling noise near driver door, windshield and dash

 

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Visitor, 4.0L V6, Pompano Beach, FL, June 13, 2010, 09:00

whistling noise at 65- 70 mph ---- sounds like a flute

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    Visitor, July 07, 2010, 16:56

    I have a 2010 and just started experiencing this as well. Flutelike noise travelling around 70 mph and also seems to happen primarily in 90 or above temps. . Sound appears to come from the windshield/front pillar area. I'm going to start taping the side mirror seams and the seam between the door and the body to try to track down the source of the noise. I suspect the door weatherstripping is doing something weird in the heat.

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    Visitor, July 01, 2011, 06:35

    I taped everything and it still made the noise. I then tucked the mirrow in towards the window and it stopped...Maybe it is the solution !!!

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    Visitor, September 19, 2010, 19:41

    My 2010 is doing the same thing. It definitely occurs more when it's hot. I have been told the windshield wipers could or can do this, but I have yet to figure out how to fix it.

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    Visitor, April 21, 2011, 22:40

    Anybody ever figure this out? I have a 2010 Ford Explorer and it recently started the very same thing. It seems to be speed and temperture that brings it out. Thanks for the help.

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    Visitor, April 21, 2011, 22:40

    Anybody ever figure this out? I have a 2010 Ford Explorer and it recently started the very same thing. It seems to be speed and temperture that brings it out. Thanks for the help.

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    Visitor, July 07, 2011, 18:29

    I have the same problem with my 2010 explorer. It does in fact seem that it is heat and temperature related. I recently noticed it after I drove 11 hrs from Ohio to South Carolina and the whistling only started until I reached the 90+ degree temps. It's very annoying. Does anyone think that those window vent/shades would make this go away? I also pulled my mirror in and noticed that it went away. I figured that its because I changed the way the wind went past the windows.

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    Visitor, July 21, 2011, 16:23

    I had exactly the same problem, dealer replaced the window seal, sound was still there. They taped the windshield seal and it stopped. So they resealed the windshield and so far it has stopped. BTW they said that they had not ever heard of this issue, I printed out all the post I got on the internet and showed them mine was not the first one with the whistle.

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    Visitor, August 03, 2011, 14:27

    Our 2010 Explorer is doing this also....very annoying. Just as in the previous posts it seems to happen at highway speeds when the temp is above 90 or so. Anyone ever figure it out??

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    al2moose July 01, 2012, 16:21
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    I have the same Ford and have the same problem. I have experienced this with other Explorers. The dealers have ho answer, why doesn't Ford?

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    bsloan August 13, 2012, 12:55
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    Same thing on my 2010 Explorer. Seems to be brought on by high temperatures and high windspeed. I purchased windshield gasket sealent and filled in the cap between the bottom of the windshield and the frame. This seems to have worked. I didn't want to pay to have the windshield pulled.

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