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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Rear View Mirror Whistle

Spring through fall - only the bikini top. Put new s.s. outside mirrors on. At speeds of about 20mph and up I get a whistle from the inside edge of the drivers mirror. While I'm driving down the road if I put m*y fingers on the gasket at the inside edge the whistle disappears. Either I press the seal tighter or m*y fingers disrupt the airflow enough not to whistle. I put rtv on the gasket - no luck. I tried popsicle stick under gasket - no luck. Any suggestions?

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Ear plugs work well, but I prefer the muff-style of hearing protectors.

It's a Jeep - get used to strange noises.

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buy fake finger from Spencers or like Gag store and glue it to mirror where you put your finger when the whistle stops.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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Everbody has a 'Whistle' of some kind on these older jeeps.
If they say they don't, they either lie or are too hard of hearing to know it whistles...

My primary 'whistle' comes from my MC2100 at just off idle...
(where I do most of my driving and all my off roading)

I wish it would learn the tune from 'Andy Griffith', at least that would be cool...

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Glad to hear mine aren't the only ones. I broke the original driver's mirror many years ago and bought an aftermarket one. It has the soft gasket instead of the hard one and whistles. I haven't tried to do anything about it but thought about rtv. Be sure to post up when you find a solution to it.

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My wife's new 79 Grand Prix mirror made a sound like the series Airwolf, when it reached 60 to 65 mph. check your archives for that. LOL

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Not a mirror problem - tires.

Obviously they are not aggressive enough to drown out whistles and rattles.
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My tj did that so I took them off. No more problems.

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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