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#1 Dazbo85

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:50 AM

Hi guys I wonder if you can help! I started my car on this frosty morning, it started fine, put the blowers on then got my de-icer out of the boot and noticed a clicking sound from the engine bay. I thought it was just because it was warming up but it done a random grinding sound (like a starter motor sound ish). Any ideas? Help would be appreciated.


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 08:18 AM

Still do it with the heater blower switched off? If not it could be a bit of leaf got into the fan. You have to do some investigating TBH. Eliminate things, I mean it could be a cambelt idler gear or the alternator pulley... Secure any dangly stuff and listen up close to different parts of the engine bay.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:22 AM

Thanks for the reply, I'll try and look on my lunch break


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:57 PM

did you get anywhere with this daz?



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:02 PM

There's still a click sound can't find the location but it then fades away, as for the other sound it's never done it again with or with out the blowers on

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

start by starting the engine, turn off all electrics, stereo, fan's, just have engine running nothing else. Does it click?

 

Then start by moving from the nearside of the car, round the bonnet and to the offside, are you able to trace where the volume is loudest? then, if you open the bonnet this may help to trap the noise.

 

If it doesnt make a noise, turn one thing on at a time in the cabin as you normally would and see if this helps.

 

What sort of speed is it clicking at? indicator speed? or like you have a stone stuck in the wheel at 90MPH speed? :P



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:42 AM

The click sound is near the drivers side headlight and the sound is regular but intermittent.
I had a cam belt change not long ago do think it could be that? Cheers

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:32 AM

cheers! :rolleyes:



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:06 AM

OK, so it could be the cambelt, but the driver headlight has the power steering underneath it. Does the click worsen if you turn the wheel?



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:10 AM

I'll give it ago and see if I notice anything cheers

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:29 AM

It's not just the A/C clicking in and out is it?

 

I know the Fiesta suffered from a noisy A/C electromagnetic clutch, not sure if the C-Max would have the same?



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:03 PM

CMAX definately has a noisy aircon. I turn mine on and when it engages, it sounds like someone is vacuuming underneath my bonnet!



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:39 PM

I've never noticed the air con noise and I use it on a regular basis.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:41 PM

I do get a funny smell sometimes when I turn it off tho

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:55 PM

probably my AC on its way out then, along with the gearbox!



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