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Whoopie cushon/balloon noise

My truck makes a noise like the air being let out of the balloon or whoopie cushon when I turn the truck off.. its coming from center of the engine on the top side. Any ideas?>

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  • meg_18_1 Sep 09, 2008

    Hey thanks for the info... I was thinking that it was near the air filter area... but.. hmmm Im not one to say that I know anything about cars at ALL! but... if it was that, do you think it would hurt to drive the truck like that? Oh and no I am not the original owner... and hmmm a clown might be the right answer! I just noticed the sound today... it is pretty loud

  • Curt Downs May 11, 2010

    Well, I'm gonna take a guess at this, but could it be the air intake gasket? Try disconnecting the air intake, see if it still makes the noise. Are you the original owner? How long has it done this? Did a clown own it at one time? (sorry, couldn't resist). I'm wondering if a wet, loose gasket @ air intake is making the noise. Gasket could be wet from minor oil blowback. Let me know if you have any other clues or solutions. Thanks, and good luck countrycurt0

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Try disconnecting the air intake and see what happens (that won't harm the engine). I don't believe it will harm the engine w/ this noise, although it might be a little embarrassing. They have been using corn to make gasoline, I wonder if they started using beans?
Let me know the results and any new clues you may think of or the truck may develop. Have someone under the hood when u shut truck off to see it they can figure exactly where it's coming from. Beano in the gas tank? No, No, don't do that. countrycurt0

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