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The Strangled Trombone!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by stevieboy, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. stevieboy
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    No, it's not what you're thinking, this is clean.

    Have a strange noise coming from my car and wondered if any of you guys have had similar and can throw some light....

    Here goes. My car is a Sportback Sport, 140 Tdi with DSG, almost 4 years old and covered 82K.

    When the car has been switched off, between 15-40 seconds after the car emits a strange wailing sound from under the bonnet. I can best describe this as sounding like the last breath of a dying trombone being squashed! [use your imagination]. It continues for 10-20 seconds. Does not matter if the car is hot or cold, been run for 1 minute, 1 hour or 100 miles. Sounds like either something releasing pressure or closing down.

    Not done any real research as yet, thought you guys may be able to nudge me in the right direction.

    Any help, suggestions or remedies would be most welcome.

    Cheers,

    Steve
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    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    the fan spins for about 10 seconds after you turn off the ignition do you think its that and its knackered ....im not very technical on cars im sure someone will help soon , but the fan does spin for a few seconds after switchoff....
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    Was the AC on ?

    As if it is, the fan spins for around 10-15 secs after the cars gone off!
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