Mazda Millenia S Turbo Annoying Whine

tszluchatszlucha Member Posts: 1
edited April 2014 in Mazda
I would be interested in other owner experience with 2000 Mellinia S (< 10K miles). At about 60 MPH (2200 RPM) the turbo emits an annoying whine that can be heard over the radio. My service manager tells me that this is normal. I beleive that noise of this sort is abnormal and indicates a defective unit. Have other Millenia owners had similar experiences? TFS


  • lancerfixerlancerfixer Member Posts: 1,284
    considering your car doesn't even HAVE a turbo to be defective...
    It's supercharged. Big difference.
  • blarg1blarg1 Member Posts: 59
    it's the sound of freedom...

    ummm try a different dealer. same story, multiple sources, probably true...
  • mantagmantag Member Posts: 47
    sorry, no whine here. i have heard people posting problems with thier 95 s's(compressor).. i maintain my car well, and have had no problems with the engine/compressor. i have 96k on it.
  • acabral1acabral1 Member Posts: 122
    Your Stereo's wiring may be causing this sound your hearing; have the dealership remove it and check to see if there are any loose wires (connections) or other sound absorbing objects which may have been mistakenly placed or that may have even fell behind it.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,482
    Now wait. Do you hear this sound without the radio on?

    YES---okay, then forget the radio as a cause

    NO--only with the radio on----then you need a suppressor on your alternator.

    If YES, you may indeed have a bad bearing in the s/c, or it could be belt noise, or a bad bearing in an idler pulley if your s/c runs off one.
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