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Shi*ty Mechanic, Or Coincidence. What is this sound?

Old 01-10-2019
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Icon5 Shi*ty Mechanic, Or Coincidence. What is this sound?

Hey All,

Long time lurker, finally made an account to post my own question.

I just took my 07 2.3L manual Ford Ranger in for a new clutch, flywheel resurface, slave replacement, and master replacement. Just picked it up 45 mins ago and immediately noticed that when accelerating I can hear a noise coming from either behind the dash or the engine bay. The best way I can describe the noise is it sounds like low level radio static. It also kinda sounds like an air compressor slightly leaking. It only happens when accelerating and starts at just about any RPM above idle but does get more intense at higher RPMs.

At first I thought it was maybe friction with the freshly installed clutch but the noise still happens when you throw it in neutral and accelerate.

At this point I am assuming it is coming from something the shop had to move out of the way to get to the Master?

I am lost and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Maybe an exhaust leak
Have them put it back up on the rack and have a look and listen
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