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« on: March 05, 2003, 01:12:09 PM »

:blink: Well here is the problem Is it normal or not.  When its really cold outside and I start my tek in the morning the fan squeals.  I thought it was just normal cause after it warms up it doesn't do it.  My husband started my tek for me in the morning and said no that should not do that.  His 11 year old GEO Metro never squeals. So does any one else have that?  Should I take my Phat Az in before the warrenty is up in about 600 miles? I have a 2001 base 1SC black Aztek...Thanks   Jody and her Phat Az
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2003, 01:18:21 PM »

Jody,
Is it the fan or the belts that your hearing?
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2003, 01:22:05 PM »

Sounds like a belt problem to me... When the belt is cold, it slips on the pulleys which makes a squealing sound. Once the engine spins for a few minutes and the belt heats up it stops squealing... There are 2 things I would check.

1. the belt is old and worn and needs to be replaced (Most likely not covered under warranty since this is considered "Routine" maintainance)

2. The belt tensioner is not applying the proper amount of tension to the belt which would cause it to slip. (Which probably is covered)

Let us know what you find out!
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2003, 01:23:57 PM »

Actually, the fan itself should not even spin as soon as you start the car. It shouldn't come on unless the A/C is running, or the coolant temp rises to a certain point (which takes several minutes from a cold start)
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2003, 01:30:26 PM »

Well I guess I need to make my self more clear its not the radiator fan its the blowers for the inside.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2003, 03:08:18 PM »

I see... I had a Chevy Caprice that did exactly that! What I did to correct it is take the fan blower motor out of the housing under the hood and shot it with WD40. The bearings in the fan motor were dry and it made a squeal when I ran it. I would say that this should be a warranty issue!
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2003, 03:12:01 PM »

BTW, Send us a pic of your phat az so we can post it in the photo gallery! (undertoned snickering)

Really, we would love to see your tek in our gallery! Send as many pics as you want!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2003, 03:16:01 PM »

:rolleyes:         Well here is an update on my noisy blower fan I took it in today and of course the noise stops after the car is warmed up and I told them that but they sat in it and listened and couldn't hear anything  :blink:  of course.  But I insisted that my husband said thats not normal and it shouldn't sound like that.  Further I asked if they had a Aztek or a montana in the lot that we could start up and see if it would make that noise and he said no and he then said he had a 2002 montana and it doen't make noise and I said thats my point It shouldn't make Noise! :lol:  so next monday they will replace my blower motor!  no luck on getting them to replace my struts on my hatch yet!!  I will keep bugging them though!  only 6000 more miles and my warrenty will be up Sad   happy tekkin'
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2003, 05:38:25 PM »

<<It shouldn't make Noise!>>

My newly bought used 2001 Aztek makes a noise -- only occassionally and everyone else claims it is my imagination.  It is a deep growling noise when you turn the ignition off.  It hasn't done it in the last few days but I am quite alarmed about it.  

Any ideas?

By the way, what is a "silent recall"?

 
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2003, 06:56:02 AM »

It is most likely the electronic fuel pump. They make a growling sound too. Under normal circumstances, it should only do it for as long as a couple of seconds after you shut off the ignition. Anything longer than that should be checked out.
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