My 2004 Accord 2.0 SE i-vtec has done around 90k miles.
It had a major service done recently, where they changed amongst others
the air filter and the belt (serpentine? Not timing, it's chain-driven).
I noticed that there is a whine with the car stationary, audible from
the inside and the outside. The best I can describe it is as a
vacuum-cleaner in the distance. It does not vary as I dry-steer; it's
hard to tell if it follows engine-revs. It is audible with and without
the A/C. When I switch off the engine it carries on a bit after the
pulleys have stopped until it fades out; a second all in all?
I am not sure I can pinpoint its whereabouts exactly, but I would guess
it's in the area around/inside the box behind the battery (air-filter?).
If I put my ear close to that box, I can hear it pretty loud and when
the engine is switched off, I can hear hissing from there (like a
leaking tyre) for (say) a second; the hissing and the fade-out appear to
be happening together, though I cannot say if the hissing is masked but
always there when the engine is running. I don't know if the hissing is
new, but I am pretty sure the whine is.
Any thoughts will be most appreciated.
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