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I have a V6 awd advance. The engine makes a high pitched squeaking/clicking/chirping sound when at idle (approx. 700-800 rpms). Once you rev up to 1,000+ rpms, the sound goes away and the engine sounds fine. The performance seems ok, but it's somewhat annoying in that it just doesn't sound right, like the timing is off, or a belt is loose.


I spoke to the service manager at the dealer and he said other V6s have this sound and that he checked with Acura tech support and all seems normal. Is anyone experiencing this odd sound? For $45K, that V6 should purr like a kitten, not sound like the mouse it's eating.
 

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i dont have that issue myself

have you tried using auto engine idle stop?
 

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The idle stop has nothing to do with it. The chirping sound happens at any <1000 rpm, even when the car is in park.
 

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I have this issue too and did some online research and found out that it's because of the direct fuel injection system that all TLXs will do. Now depending on the ambient temperature the sound maybe louder or non existing but it's normal.
 

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Welcome to the Forum!

I have this issue too and did some online research and found out that it's because of the direct fuel injection system that all TLXs will do. Now depending on the ambient temperature the sound maybe louder or non existing but it's normal.
Welcome to the forum! Sorry I missed your first post.

Thanks for your input.
 

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Thanks phanliu for validating my issue. At least someone else out there has experienced this so I know it's not in my head. Yes, they said it had to do with the direct fuel injectors. Nonetheless, it still is annoying - almost as bad as the auto engine idle stop feature. Argh!
 

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i have the music to loud to hear sounds coming form the engine :) i'll try driving without the music on tonight to see if i hear the sound..
 

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Twice now I have heard what you are talking about. DI makes sense and I hope that's all it is. First time I heard it I thought there a forklift in the distance backing up or something but the second time there was nothing around. So yes your observation is valid.
 

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Engine idle chirping

Drive a 2015 TLX FWD 6 cylinder.
Have the same chirping wile idling.I do not expect any help from the dealer..miss my TL..
 

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Welcome to the Forum!

Drive a 2015 TLX FWD 6 cylinder.
Have the same chirping wile idling.I do not expect any help from the dealer..miss my TL..
Welcome to the Forum! Sorry I missed your first post.

When I first read your post I thought you were complaining about a chirping wife. Glad that is not the case. :)
 

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Interesting. I havent noticed the chirping BUT the engine seems noisy at idle - almost a knocking spund. Thoughts?

Ive been tempted to record the sound and post it. Not sure if that would help...
 

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Mine does it to was going to ask the dealer about it. There is a SB that might address the issue... I hate the noise.
 
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