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2017 Explorer sport cold air intake issue

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by Mlim_556, December 31, 2017.

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      Mlim_556 New Member

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      I have a Windstorm cold air intake installed in my 2017 sport. It makes a weird popping noise when accelerating. It doesn't matter if it's full throttle or gradual acceleration. It happens low speed as well as highway speeds. Anyone experience this noise on an aftermarket intake?
       
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      Is it a swoosh popping sound? From the BOV's?
       
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      I don't hear a swooshing noise, just popping. I doubt it's the bov because it'll do it when I am feathering the throttle, or increasing speed gradually
       
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      Any check engine lights? Is the IAT sensor plugged in?
       
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      No check engine lights, and everything is plugged in
       
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      I have also noticed this just recently. It’s almost like a slight thump or thud barely audible but also seem to feel it in the gas pedal. Have to have all audio off, ac off and easier to hear/feel when the windows are up since the boost and intake sound tends to over ride the new noise.
       
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      I can't imagine what could be 'popping' in the Windstorm CAI unless you have something 'odd' inside of the tube or filter. Have you taken it back off to make certain there is no cardboard/plastic packing type material? If I had to guess the noise/thumping is coming from something else. Did you keep the factory intake? I would suggest swapping it back and seeing if the noise/thud goes away.
       
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      you are dead on..I still haven't figured out what it is yet
       
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      My factory system has been on, and it only does it with the CAI. It's nothing on my part, for some reason the CAI is causing this noise.
       
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      Can you replicate it without driving it? Get a friend/significant other to rev it while you listen with the hood up. Hold the tube, place your hand on the filter box etc?
       
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      The sound only happens when i'm driving
       
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      I too agree that I have only been able to replicate it while actually putting the vehicle under a load driving. I’m going to have to try putting my OEM filter back on also to check.
       
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      Do you have any of the other Livernois kit installed or tune? I have the 93per tune, down pipes, 3 BAR MAP, thermostat, and Borla Cat Back and CAI so I’m concerne going back to my OEM filter while modded.
       
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      I'm tuned with a 3 bar, and thermostat. Swapping out your intake won't do anything to your vehicle fyi, It's safe to use the factory or aftermarket intake
       
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      You might check the mounting of the aftermarket CAI. i have found on past vehicles that some do not mount solidly to allow "flex" when the engine moves causing a thud/thump sound that is not consistently replicated. This could also explain why you feel it when it happens.
       
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      I tried physically moving anything in the area even around the new CAI, to include lines etc that might be flexing or knocking together. Even so far as to zip tying lines that are movable. The only major discrepancy I can see is the front of the intake where air comes in sits higher it appears. This troubleshooting has actually got me puzzled.
       
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      if it sits higher in the front could it be getting interference from the hood when it is closed?


       
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      Highly doubting it. I tried a chalk/baby powder on the tall seal around the top of the air box and even it’s not showing any contact but the front lip in the grill area could be something hhhmmmm.
       
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