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My car sounds like a shop vac

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by corvetteguy78, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    The audi forums suck...

    My car is making a constant shop vac sound. the cars performance is not effected nor are there are codes. It just sounds like a shop vac running the entire time.

    The sound is located more on the passenger rear side...any ideas?
     
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    Radiator and/or condenser fan stuck on or rubbing?
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Passenger rear side? Is it comming from the engine at all? Is is when the vehicle is stationary, or moving?
     
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    check for vacuum leaks, and look for things that may be rubbing.
    check the tensioners of all the belts.
    if its only doing it while the car is moving, then thats a big hint right there. but, it seems by your description that its an all the time thing.
    so, thats where i would start
     
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    if its coming from the rear it might be the fuel pump
     
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    passenger rear of the engine compartment or the actual car?
     
  7. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Now that I think of it, if its comming from the rear right - its most definately the fuel pump. More than likely your fuel filter is partially plugged. 02-04 1.8T's have had the issue in the past where a clogged filter leads to the pump working overtime. Highly suggest you get it done ASAP, as the pump might quit.
     
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    yeah, fuel pump is really the only thing that makes noise outside of the engine bay (of course, there's brakes/squeeks too, but you know what i mean)
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    you had a shop vac in the trunk last time I saw you....
     
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    lmao. :rimshot:
     
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    Audi said it's the fuel filter $215 to replace + tax
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    blah, got it fixed today $185 bucks, all fixed....

    Now my Window is shot, they want $600 bucks, let's see what else can go wrong.
     
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    Who shot your window?
     
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    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    i don't know whether i should bitch slap you or laugh, either way im to poor to do either :)
     
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    regulators are only 50-100 bucks and farily easy to replace....
     
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    Regulators are easy to do, provided you have a set of Torx bits, and a lot of patience. If you are motivated enough I'd suggest doing all of them, as 1998-2006 regulators were flawed for all A4's and A6's. Not a day goes by that a 02-05 A4 comes in with an inop window.
     
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    Clayton? What no interest in helping with this one lol???
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    hrmmmmm....:fishing1:
     
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