Looks like a nice car. It does have some miles, and that is okay but expect for normal things to be going out. Though you don't truly trust this person do you feel like you paid a fair price for it? How is the interior? The outside looks good. How are the tires. Much tread?
I will need a little more information to better help you and will give you a couple of things to do and then get back with us.
First, I show several 4 cylinder models below: So please let me know which one you have.
1.9L DSL Turbo (AAZ)
1896cc 1.9L DSL Turbo (1Z)
When he says there is a problem with the fan. Is he talking about the radiator fan or the AC/Heater fan inside the car?
When you are inside the car and turn the AC on, does that fan blow through all of the speeds?
The strange sound. We need a little bit more. When does this sound happen, right at start up only, when you are idling, when you are driving, when you race the engine. Try to be more specific there. Then what happens when you turn the AC on. Does it go away, get worse? Okay, open the hood and start the car. Please be careful of all the moving items. But just stand there, look and listen. Look at all the moving items and try to narrow it down to a more specific area. Also while the hood is up and the engine is running is the radiator fan turning at all? If not, please turn the AC on and then see if it is turning and let me know.
Last, please go to Auto Zone or O'Reilly's and for free, ask them to check the car for any codes and pull them for you. Please make sure if there are codes you tell us the code number and what they say it is also. Example. They may say code E0221 - O2 Sensor. We need to know the whole thing. Next while you are there, for free also, ask them to bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter. If they ask why just tell them it has been starting a little funny. They will tell you if the battery, alternator and starter are good or if one or all are getting ready to go.
Now, if you can pleas do those things and when you get back with me try to be as specific as possible on your answers that would be great and we will do our best to provide you with some advice/suggestions.
Hope this helps
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 10:29 PM