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    Thread: Timebomb in my hatch??

    1. Member DA-MAX's Avatar
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      02-25-2012 03:49 AM #1
      I think I'm becoming an automotive hypochondriac ever since I started owning this car...I was sitting at a light the other day and all of sudden I heard a faint sound coming from what seemed to be the passenger side rear of the car. It sounded like a ticking clock or a heart beat...it was some what faint, but still noticiable. It is intermittent though and has no particulars when it happens and seems to go away when I begin to drive off...anyone have any ideas? Fuel pump? Gremlins?
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      02-25-2012 03:53 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by DA-MAX View Post
      I think I'm becoming an automotive hypochondriac ever since I started owning this car...I was sitting at a light the other day and all of sudden I heard a faint sound coming from what seemed to be the passenger side rear of the car. It sounded like a ticking clock or a heart beat...it was some what faint, but still noticiable. It is intermittent though and has no particulars when it happens and seems to go away when I begin to drive off...anyone have any ideas? Fuel pump? Gremlins?
      built in security checks, there is one close to the fuel tank, it typically clunks a few times at the first red light i hit. I believe it is doing a pressure test on some lines to ensure no leaks. don't trip.

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      02-25-2012 05:00 AM #3
      I heard its the gas tank equalizing itself. Due to the fact that the gas tank is split into two parts, there is a pump that pumps gas to the other side of the tank.
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      02-25-2012 07:14 AM #4
      ok, well either reason seems to make more sense then gremlins ...I figured it had to do with the fuel system/pump(s) some how...thanks guys. This is probably the most technologically advanced car(from the factory) I've ever owned, I seem to keep learning new things about it everyday almost lol
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