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Whistling noise near driver door, windshield and dash

(2010 Ford Explorer)
in Pompano Beach, FL on June 13, 2010
whistling noise at 65- 70 mph ---- sounds like a flute
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on July 08, 2014
I willing to bet that this happens on days with temps above 85 degrees. Ford has replaced my windshield 3 times and IT STILL DOES IT! This is heat related as my Explorer does NOT do this during the Winter months. I really believe it is the sealant that is the problem. To prove my point, on a hot day, install black electrical tape where you think the sound is coming from, take your drive. My money is that it is gone. NOW, go get some silicone sealant, cut a small hole in the tube, carefully and slowly lift up the rubber seal around your windshield as you insert the sealant under the rubber seal. Now take that black electrical tape and apply along the rubber molding to hold it in place for about a day or two. Remove the tape and IF you put enough silicone sealant under the rubber molding, the sound should be gone.
YOU would think that the ford engineers could have come up with this but "NO" they just kept replacing the windshield EVEN after I told them that this wind noise is "heat related" and the sealant they are using breaks its bond at temps above 85 degrees. Anyway, it works and now I don't have to put up with that wind noise anymore. Another way to stop that wind noise,,,,,turn UP the radio until YOU can't hear it anymore.
on July 07, 2010
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.
on July 01, 2011
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 !!!
on July 01, 2012
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?
on August 13, 2012
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.
on July 14, 2017
My Ford F-250 would whistle at 70 MPH and stop with a slower speed and start especially when we were heading into the wind. Mostly intermittently.
It is not the windshield! If you look closely at the windshield driver-side jamb, the windshield has adhesive vertically but you will find a tiny straw sized hole going up the driver-side vertically, This is the whistle tube! You will need to remove the plastic cover shield that covers the windshield wiper mechanism first, this exposes the culprit hole up the driver side windshield. I fixed mine by purchasing a can of spray foam sticking the straw up this small channel and filling this void. I did not use the whole can, but just enough to fill it the best I could. No more whistle!!!
What a relief!
on April 21, 2011
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.
on April 21, 2011
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.
on September 19, 2010
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.
on July 07, 2011
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.
on July 21, 2011
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.
on August 03, 2011
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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