WHEN THE CAR IS NOT IN MOTION OR COMES TO A ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2000 Volkswagen Eurovan
  • 125,000 miles

When the car is not in motion, or comes to a stoplight or stop sign a very loud howling noise from the passenger side is occurring. Don't see any cracked hoses or lines that jump out and grab my attention. What do you think this could be? Please help!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 6:18 PM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
  • Member

Without actually hearing the noise. Could be, air filter housing (gap/not sealing correctly), one of the bearings in Alternator, water pump, A/C
compressor or P/S pump.

You can (at your own risk) localize the noise using a long screwdriver, placed against various components, and then rest your ear against the
handle of the screwdriver. The component that has the bad bearing will sound much louder when comparing to other components.

Do at own risk, as it is easy to slip with the screwdriver and get caught in moving components!

Thomas

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 AT 11:37 PM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Example of what I was talking about... via a short video I made:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X2jdtqgsXI

Thomas

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Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 3:33 AM

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