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Screeching when turning car off?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Ed Chan, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Ed Chan

    Ed Chan Member

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    My car screeches every time I turn it off, as if it has a worn belt... Is this a normal sound? Please see the linked YouTube video to hear it... Thanks all!

    http://youtu.be/HeJFji4L3Ns
     
  2. kennybobby

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    It sounds like a fan spinning down--like the fan bearings are dry and need lube.
     
  3. FLDarren

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    Mine does the same thing as does the Great Dane's. Not a big deal though. I walk to the back of my car when I get out so I don't hear it very often.
     
  4. Todd Burch

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    May I point you in this direction, Mr. Chan: Squeaky Fan
     
  5. CarlK

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    Mine has it I'm pretty sure it's from the fan spinning down.
     
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    Mine does something similar too.
     
  7. Ed Chan

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    Thanks for the tip... Didn't think to search for squeaky! Looks like I'll wait until something else comes up and take care of it then!
     
  8. pgiralt

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    I've had the right fan replaced twice and the left fan replaced once. Two days later, the left one started doing it again :-( Seems like there is some kind of issue with the components they are using. It was quiet for a day and then started squeaking consistently again.

    Here is my latest fan:

    Squeaky Left Radiator Fan - YouTube

    You'll hear it starts getting louder and continuously squeaks, then gets really loud when it spins down.
     
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    The SC addressed mine and it's better, though not silent. I think they put a shroud around it.
     
  10. eRandall38

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    Glad you posted this, I have had the same noise and just took delivery about 2 weeks ago. I don't know that it happens every time though so I am glad I can show SC this vid and they will know what I am referring to.

    I also notice when AC first starts it is really loud and I can actually feel vibrations down by my feet. Does anyone get this as well?
     
  11. AMPUP

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    There is a service center bulletin for an AC soundproofing blanket, sounds like your problem. The squeal may also be related to your AC as there isn't much else down there. Did you test with AC turned off to determine if the squeal is related?
     
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    Just from the title of this post I thought for sure this was going to be another story of the wife and kids wanting to go for another ride. That's the only screeching I hear when I turn off the car.
     
  13. pgiralt

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    The squealing is one or both of the radiator fans, not the compressor.
     
  14. rocketdallas

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    I'm glad to learn about this also as I hear a short screeching sound right as my car is shutting down also. I'll ask the SC to look at it at the annual visit then.
     

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