Hi! Lately Ive noticed that after driving my car for a few minutes, when I come to a stop and the engine is still running, the engine will *click/tick* once and then whirr/purr for about one second immediately after, then silence, then will do the tick/purr cycle again after about 3 seconds. When the car is in motion the surrounding noises are too loud to hear if the engine continues this cycle, but Im 80% certain it does this even while moving. Any ideas what this could be? It has been going on for quite a long time.
The click sound is very apparent if one is standing outside of the car, but the whirr is something I really can only hear whilst sitting inside of it. It sounds almost as if its the cars "inhale" noise, as silly as that sounds, as if its trying to breathe or suck up something.
2005 Ford Focus ZX4
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 AT 10:32 AM