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There is a high-pitched whine coming from rear of our 2007 saturn sky that occurs at steady speed of 62-65 mph. when we accelerate or decelerate past it, it disappears momentarily

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It seems like what you've discovered is something that will produce the noise based on the amount of wind speed. I'm imagining that you should look for something loose such as a piece of weather stripping, a crack, or an adjoining section of body panels where the gapping may be larger than the other side.

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