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Engine noise - is this normal?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by bulls96, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. bulls96

    bulls96 Member

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    My M3 is one week old. I just noticed this buzzing noise shortly after turning the car on. It sounds like I clipper from the barbershop.

    I wonder if this is normal.

     
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    tpham07 Active Member

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    that the HVAC
     
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  4. bulls96

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    Really don't know so I posted it Here. Sounds like a fan. Don't know if this is normal.

    It's louder behind the right from wheel.
     
  5. kavyboy

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    Like @tpham07 wrote, turn off the climate control. I bet it stops. My S sounds similar, but settles down in a few minutes.
    Every summer there are complaints that the Tesla A/C is very loud. This was a very hot summer here in Houston and I've noticed a lot of ICE cars with their A/C on sitting in parking lots. They're every bit as loud, I have to admit.
     
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  6. Ejl80

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    #1. If your barber's clippers sound like that, please get a new barber.
    #2. These cars don't have engines.
    #3. I agree with the others, sounds like HVAC.
     
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  7. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Tesla's service center would have the best answer, however I "do" have a suggestion.


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    I believe its the little man in the fender that drives the scale model 3 that we were all supposed to get.

    I didn't get a scale model...so....I don't have a little man to make that noise.

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    See what I'm saying? The Tesla service center would have the best answer.
     
  8. bulls96

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    All I really wanted to know was if it was normal.

    thank you for your responses.
     
  9. stonelance

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    It is normal to have a fan\AC running but I don't think mine has the metal scraping sound like that. Kind of sounds like a bad bearing to me.
     
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  10. ken830

    ken830 Model S 85, Model 3 Performance

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    It's the A/C.
     
  11. Sandollars

    Sandollars I bleed Cardinal

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    An Engine noise in your model 3 is categorically NOT a normal sound. Not now, not ever..... :)
     
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  12. bulls96

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    I can confirm it's the AC

    Noise goes away when it is off.

    I've left message with tesla support.
     
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    Every time I pass this thread I chuckle. I have wanted to respond, but I believe Sandollars said what needed to be said.
     
  14. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    Nice. Your car came with a free engine?
     
  15. tashtibet

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    if you think it's engine -it's not electric
     
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    #16 bulls96, Sep 6, 2018
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    Lesson learned. #teslanewbie #teslaforumsnewbie
     
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  17. Sandollars

    Sandollars I bleed Cardinal

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    All in good fun, Brother-in-Watts!
     
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