Weird Noise After Shutoff - HELP!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by polara, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. polara

    polara Guest

    1997 850 GLT Turbo

    After shutting off the engine, there is an "electric motor" noise
    coming from just below the battery area. On the front of the air
    cleaner box is a black hose going down and connecting to the thing
    making the noise. What is it? Thanks.
    polara, Jul 26, 2003
  2. polara

    POLARA Guest

    Okay, with the help of the excellent Bay 13, , I now know the "electric
    motor" sound I'm hearing is the Air Pump. So, why is the air pump running
    after I shut off the engine? Never did this before. Car has only 65,000
    miles on it. Thanks
    POLARA, Jul 26, 2003
  3. polara

    POLARA Guest

    Another clarification(sorry). The air pump motor is not staying on all the
    time. It's kicking on for about 2 seconds twice per minute. Car has now been
    shut off for 2 hours and it's still doing it. At this rate my battery will
    be dead by morning.
    POLARA, Jul 26, 2003
  4. polara

    Steve J. Guest

    Hold steady. someone will know. I myself have no idea why it's coming
    Steve J., Jul 26, 2003
  5. polara

    polara Guest

    Mike -

    I'm thinking the problem is the relay. I disconnected the black ground
    wire on the air pump itself to prevent battery drain. Now the Check
    Engine light is on. Fortunatly here in California, if it's anything
    serious, the entire emissions control system is warrantied for 7
    years/70,000 miles! Who knew the 97 GLT was a "TLEV" (Transitional
    Low-Emission Vehicle)? Thanks, as always, for your help.
    polara, Jul 28, 2003
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