2009 Chevy HHR 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 8000 miles
First off, it might help to know that I have the SS model HHR with the turbocharged engine. For the past few weeks, I have been noticing a noise that resembles the automatic hand dryers in airport restrooms. It's not really loud and happens when I'm accelerating. I realize that the turbo makes a whistling sound when I accelerate, but this sound is different. Also, my engine fan (or radiator fan?) Has been running pretty loudly the past few weeks as well, and starts running loudly within a few minutes of starting the car. It happens whether the car has been setting out in the heat all afternoon or parked in the garage overnight.
This may just be normal operation and I'm just being paranoid, but I just wanted to make sure.
Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 10:21 AM