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A/C condenser noise - is it normal?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Heathman, Nov 8, 2016.

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  1. Heathman

    Heathman Member

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    Hi everyone!

    Since I picked up my Model S in July, the A/C condenser fan has always made funky noises when it cycles on and off. I made an appointment at my service center, took it in today, and they "Replaced driver side front A/C condenser fan assembly." On my way home, it started making the exact same noise again. :-/ I called the service center and was told all Teslas make noises when the condenser fan cycles on and off and that it is normal.

    I captured 3 instances of the noise in the below YouTube video. Would someone mind telling me if it is, in fact, normal for Teslas to make this noise, please?



    Thank you so much! I really do appreciate it!

    Heath
     
  2. JPUConn

    JPUConn Member

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    Not normal
     
  3. cmorgan

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    Agreed, that sounds not quite right.
     
  4. Heathman

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    Thank you both! I had a difficult time believing that sound was normal...
     
  5. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Not at all! Get her in again and tell them to cut the fake explanations.
     
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  6. bcampbelllds

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    Definitely NOT normal. Does it also make that sound while driving at any speed?
     
  7. Drewflux

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    The condenser fan is under the frunk panels, your noise sounds like its in the cabin. my guess is a sticking air mix flap causing the actuator to vibrate. have a look on the sides of the heater box whilst pressing the button. you will have to crawl under with a torch.
     

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