Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 13:14:35 GMT From: Marknopsamgill.org Subject: Re: Straining engine noise and dimming lights on startup
On 4 Nov 2001 17:27:42 -0800, brianjyohnnopsamo.com (Brian Yohn) wrote: >I have a 1995 900S 2.3l where the engine sounds as though it is >straining every 20 to 30 seconds for the first few minutes after >startup. While making this straining noise, the headlights and dash >dim slightly. This has been happening for a few months, and goes away >after the engine has been running for a few minutes. Has anyone else >seen a similar problem or know what the cause would be? Thanks in >advance. > >Brian I'm not quite sure what you mean by "straining"? But if you mean the engine starts running rough, I think it's proberbly the main power relay. They're not expensive, check to see if there's any corrosion around the terminals, if there is clean them up, also check the inside of fusebox to see if there's any condensation/wet, give it a blast with the hair dryer if there is.