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Xterra: idling..a belt, but goes away when I give it throttle

Customer Question

my xterra makes a whistling noise while idling, sounds like a belt, but goes away when I give it throttle...?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Roy replied 8 years ago.

HI!

 

What year is your xterra, and does it do it when warm or cold let me know ,Thanks ROY!

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
2000 Xterra and seems like it does it when it is cold... thx
Expert:  Roy replied 8 years ago.

OK!

When the belts are cold they can make noise like a whistle, I would replace the belts and have the idler pulley inspected for noise also. this could be your noise. I have seen a lot of these type of problems when cold, Thanks let me know if you have more questions, ROY!