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 Post subject: Squeeky noise...like mice under the bonnet
Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:45 pm 
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After doing some general maintenance to my EL fairmont...I was going to start her up. But when I put the key in and turn it to ON (engine off) and all the gadgets on the cluster light up...(with the bonnet up) I hear some clicking noises and then a couple of squeaks then silence. I'm guessing before you turn the engine of some of gadgets would turn on to make sure the engine runs. Now just wondering what exactly does have a "test run" shall we say when the key the ignition is on the ON position? So far all I think off is the squeeking of the thermofans...

On another note...when I turn the car off after a drive or idle...something squeeks upon shutting down. The thing that is bolted to the top of the TB (ISC I think)...does that have a motor that could squeek?

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 Post subject: Re: Squeeky noise...like mice under the bonnet
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:01 am 
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phongus wrote:
Squeeky noise...like mice under the bonnet


checked for mice? :P

it could be your belt, but i doubt it, as you said it happens before you start the car. :?

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:31 am 
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Its just the thermo fans stopping, mine does the same.
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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:44 am 
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the fans wouldnt explain the noise before starting the car though.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:30 am 
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If you check the fans just before the ignition is turned to start and just after the ignition is turned off it actually kicks the fans a little. Not sure why this happens but have a look and see.
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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:59 am 
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sweet cheers...if its just the fans i don't give a rats a**...some oil should do the trick. if its anything else...ill start to worry.

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:12 pm 
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I had mine out yesterday to check out the noise. It seems to be the brushes on the comm. I just sprayed the inner with CO Contact cleaner then some CRC 5.56 and spun by hand to work it in. Noise is gone and fans operate ok. They are sealed so cant be dismantled.
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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:27 pm 
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im pretty sure its the runners inside the intake, my EL Fairy does this too...
Sounds like a door inside it moving to close or open one of them...

Only does it when i switch car to ON (like before i start it) i hear the fuel pump power on and the runners in the intake closing :)
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the clicking would the relays.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:22 pm 
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its fans dude, mine does it all the time
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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Yeah I get that 2

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:18 pm 
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okies cool. i shall now spray some of the stuff joolz pointed out and also check the runners in the intake...BTW the runners you mean that flap that opens and closes depending on revs?

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