Q: Whistling sound when accelerating from a stop

asked by on

My car runs well generally. There are no issues with starting the engine. The dashboard isn't showing any warnings on either. However, I've noticed that the engine makes whistling sounds when I accelerate from a complete stop. How serious is this problem? What kind of repairs are required?

Hello. There could be a vacuum leak in the intake or intake gasket. The breather tube from the air filter box to the intake could have a leak in it as well, which may cause the noise you are hearing. Another possible problem that may cause this is a bad serpentine belt or one of the belt pulleys. This may cause the noise you are hearing during acceleration.

Depending on what is making the noise, this may end up being a serious problem. It there is a problem with a belt or belt pulley, this may at some point disable the car. It would be a good idea to have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, complete an inspection of the intake system and vacuum lines to diagnose and repair the whistling sound.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Whistling sound when accelerating from a stop

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transmission jerks, goes into limp mode, loss of power - 2006 Mercedes-Benz B200

Hello. It sounds like there is a problem with either the transmission control module and/or its wiring. There could also be a problem with the transmission valve body or clutches and if either of these are worn out this may...

Q: Engine shuts down when stopped at red lights

I don't have the repair information for your vehicle because it is so new. Since you can put the vehicle in park and start the vehicle, my guess is that you are also cycling the key. The fact that the...

Q: Win I lock it in firewall drive the front end pops like crazy on the right hand and it pull on that side to what could it be

I won't be able to know exactly what is wrong with your four wheel drive system without access to your vehicle. However, I can give some advice about how to proceed though. It certainly sounds like something has broken...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.