V70 noise

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by eastender, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. eastender

    eastender Guest

    Our 2001 Volvo V70 has just started making a whining/clattering sort of
    noise with the ignition on but not with the engine on. it seems to be
    coming from the front nearside area of the engine compartment, in front
    of the fuse box area by an air assembly of some sort. It is some sort of

    motor I guess.

    All the things are off inside - eg aircon, which i thought it might be
    something to do with.

    Any ideas?

    Thx

    E.
     
    eastender, Jul 10, 2006
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  2. eastender

    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Does this happen when you first turn the ignition on, when the engine is
    cold - or only when you turn the engine off after a run? If the latter,
    might it be the electric fan on the radiator, which sometimes keeps going
    for a while after the engine has stopped?

    Your term "nearside" is dependent on whether it's a RHD or LHD car! Please
    define which side you mean in terms of right or left when facing in the
    direction of forward travel, or somesuch.
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    Roger Mills, Jul 10, 2006
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  3. eastender

    eastender Guest

    It happened this morning for the first time from cold on the way to work. I
    haven't started it again yet but it's loud enough to hear in the car and
    alarmed me enough to open the bonnet (hood). It was OK yesterday. It's a RHD
    car in the UK, and it's a 2.4 petrol engine.

    E.
     
    eastender, Jul 10, 2006
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  4. eastender

    Richard Cole Guest

    E

    I get the same noise, but only after washing the windscreen on the previous
    usage.
    In my case, it's the headlamp wiper parking itself correctly. When I wash
    the windscreen the N/S (UK car) headlamp wiper parks in any old position
    and corrects itself when the ignition is turned on before I start the
    engine. Must fix it some day as that's the one that's easy to get at.

    Take a look at the front of the car before you next start it.

    Richard
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    Richard Cole, Jul 10, 2006
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  5. eastender

    Tim.. Guest

    Having slept on it, i thought you should check the headlamp leveling motor
    on that side also. With ignition on both headlights check their positions
    relative to what the levelling switch is telling them.

    Tim..
     
    Tim.., Jul 11, 2006
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  6. eastender

    eastender Guest

    Ah, yes it does appear to be the wipers, on both sides now. but the
    motors stay on and the wipers don't move i think. They are facing
    outward - is the park position inwards?

    E.
     
    eastender, Jul 11, 2006
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  7. eastender

    Richard Cole Guest

    E.

    <short delay while I go and look/>
    Not on mine, they park against the stops on the outwards side of the
    headlamps, at the base of the light.

    If the motors are on and the blades aren't moving, is the nut done up
    tight? (Oh, Ah Matron :->)

    Richard
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    Richard Cole, Jul 11, 2006
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  8. eastender

    eastender Guest

    Hmm, so they are parked as yours are. Why on Earth would the motors turn on when
    the ignition key is turned to the first stop?

    E.
     
    eastender, Jul 12, 2006
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  9. eastender

    Richard Cole Guest

    E.

    I expect that when power is enabled to a motor and the motor isn't at its
    home position (in the 'park' segment of the rotor) then it will try and
    move to that position.

    If this happens every time the ignition is moved to 'accessories', have you
    tried getting someone else to turn the key while you have a look under the
    bonnet / front bumper until you isolate where the sound is coming from? It
    might be, as Tim suggested, that it's the headlamp leveler.

    The only way to be sure is to keep listening until you've identified the
    source.

    Richard
    Web pages: http://www.caravanningnow.co.uk/ - caravanning,
    http://www.rcole.org/ - personal web site and http://www.homeindorset.co.uk
    because I loves the domain name for email.
     
    Richard Cole, Jul 12, 2006
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  10. eastender

    marcb Guest


    Well, it is the wiper motors - garage says they were knocked back by an
    impact. This is correct - a bread van shunted our parked car a month ago -
    so this must be a delayed reaction. I should be able to extend the
    insurance claim (garage wants £98 + £60.50 labour for each motor and says
    there is no repairing them).

    E.
     
    marcb, Jul 14, 2006
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