Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 00:52:51 +1200
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: Re: 9.3 whirring sound

In message <rco2f2hrnlom1htnoro39qbn7ehem8mc56nospamcom> Colin Stamp <> wrote: > On Sat, 26 Aug 2006 20:05:16 -0500, Molesworth <> > wrote: > >>Whenever I switch off the engine and remove the key,I can hear a >>whirring or clockwork sound which goes on for quite a while afterwards. >>The noise comes from the lower part of the centre console. Anyone know >>what is making this sound? >> >>Molesworth > > Do you have the heater on recirc? For some reason it goes back to > fresh air when you turn the ignition off. > If you turn recirc on and off without the engine running, you should > hear the same noise. > > Cheers, > > Colin. It's the cabin temp air sensor in the dash which has a fan in it to suck air over a variable resistor. It runs for 20/30 seconds after switching off. It gets noisy when the dust builds up inside it after a few years. -- Richard and Mary Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 4500 New Zealand

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