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Sound from my Model S85

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Leftysmasher, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Leftysmasher

    Leftysmasher Member

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    Just wondering if this is normal or not? I have an S85 (early production, 2012) with only 26K miles on it. On most days especially when it is cooler I get a pretty loud sound especially when it is idle or I am backing out of the garage. The sound is reminiscent of a loud cough or thump and it feels like it is coming from the battery as it is warming up. Is this normal for this vintage or should I take it in to a SC? The issue is that it does not happen all the time but I especially notice it when the car is first turned on in the morning. Any thoughts?
     
  2. scottm

    scottm Version 9 software sufferer

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    A cat is stuck in your rear suspension.
     
  3. ShawnA

    ShawnA Supporting Member

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    Hi Lefty,

    If the noise involves turning your steering to either extreme left or right,
    you might want to check out the "Power Steering falling apart" thread.
    I apologize that I do not know how to supply a link to that thread.
    If you do a search on those words in the "S" forum you will find a long and informative thread.

    Good luck, Shawn
     
  4. Leftysmasher

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    Thanks, no the noise does not involve turning the steering thankfully, it is just present mostly when I drive at low speeds. I will just take it to the SC but wanted to check with the forum and be educated before I did that. Thanks again.
     
  5. ShawnA

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    Hi Lefty,

    There has to be an air compressor somewhere if you have the air suspension...
    The A/C compressor is up front too.
    I read somewhere here that they can be re-positioned slightly to eliminate the noise,
    if they are making the noise...

    They will fix it...
     
  6. Leftysmasher

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    Ok cool, good to know, yes I do have air susp so maybe that might be the issue..
     

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