Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-01-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 11
Whining Noise

I test drove a used 2013 Airstream Interstate with 10500 miles on the odometer. When accelerating, the van made strange whining noises for a second or two. Is this normal? Maybe the turbo kicking in or could it be the driveshaft? I like to know if there might be a problem before I make an offer.
Thanks, Gerhard
__________________

__________________
gerhard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Boxster1971's Avatar

 
2013 Interstate Coach
Fulton , Maryland
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,271
Hard to say without actually hearing this sound. I do sometimes notice the turbo whine when accelerating. To be sure you will have to have it checked by a mechanic that knows Sprinters.
__________________

__________________
- - Mike
--------------------------
2013 Airstream Interstate Lounge EXT
Boxster1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,330
There are so many possibilities…

Where does the noise seem to be coming from? Engine compartment? Under the aisle floor? Differential? One corner?

When you take it to your Sprinter dealer for service, get a technician to ride along with you, so you can point out the noise to him. Dollars to donuts, even though you can spot the noise every time you hear it, the technician won't pick it up the one time he hears it, without someone pointing it out to him.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

My Google-Fu is strong today.
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2014, 07:34 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,419
Blog Entries: 2
On the older models if the turbo resonator was replaced you could more easily hear the turbo whine. Replaced with the aluminum one which did not crack like the stock ones did. Gear heads love to here the turbo whine! Jim
__________________
avionstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motor noise vs fan noise vs overdrive question SebasSF Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 25 12-15-2013 12:18 PM
high pitch whining noise.. safari25-05 Tow Vehicles 13 03-21-2008 08:39 PM
My trailer is whining! thecatsandi Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 7 01-03-2008 10:35 AM
Dining and whining? Amy in an Argosy The Pet Forum 21 03-02-2004 07:01 PM
Univolt Low Buzzing Noise rjones1138 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 23 07-16-2003 07:23 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.