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      Buzzing noise under hood

      Hey guys. After driving my car this morning, I heard a buzzing noise, apparently coming from under the hood, on the driver's side of the car. It stopped after a minute or so, and then happened again. I looked under the hood, and it appears to be coming from the pump in front of the battery (or in that area). I'm not sure if it was because of the cold weather, or something else. Does anyone know what this is, if it's normal, and if it's something I need to do anything about? Thanks in advance.

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      Re: Buzzing noise under hood (AS40)

      Quote, originally posted by AS40 »
      Hey guys. After driving my car this morning, I heard a buzzing noise, apparently coming from under the hood, on the driver's side of the car. It stopped after a minute or so, and then happened again. I looked under the hood, and it appears to be coming from the pump in front of the battery (or in that area). I'm not sure if it was because of the cold weather, or something else. Does anyone know what this is, if it's normal, and if it's something I need to do anything about? Thanks in advance.

      Buzzing noise from under the hood of the 2.4?

      Must be the engine.....

      Sorry couldn't resist.


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      Junior Member davidklaw's Avatar
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      I've got the same noise. I don't believe it's an issue but it surely is annoying.
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      Re: (davidklaw)

      Might you guys be talking about the electrohydraulic power steering pump winding down?

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      Re: (RANGO)

      That sounds about right. I looked under the hood, and there's a pump right in front of the battery, that seemed like it was making the noise.

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      Re: Buzzing noise under hood (AS40)

      That's the fuel system evaporative purge pump. It pulls recaptured fuel (vapors, overfills, etc) out of a reservoir and puts it back into circulation.

      This usually happens when driving, but can happen at other times. Completely normal.

      Tom.

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