Engine noise when Starting?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by JRosen, Sep 29, 2018.

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  1. JRosen

    JRosen New Member

    Sorry for starting a thread. Didn't see anything about this. When I 'start' the car sometimes, I hear noise from the engine compartment. Is this the ICE? Battery cooling fan?
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  3. JCEV

    JCEV Active Member

    I usually hear something go on and off like a fan/whiring noise. Keeps switching on then off . When I turn climate off it stops so I'm guessing it's the AC although I still hear it when it's cooler out.
  4. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    My guess is that it's the electric water pump for the power module, traction battery and traction motor.
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  5. su_A_ve

    su_A_ve Active Member

    Climate control, at least for me. If I turn it off, I hear nothing until I start moving. Then the angel choir starts singing...
  6. JRosen

    JRosen New Member

    Popped up the hood today and yes! It's the two fans. Turn off AC and no sound.
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  8. I have to ask... what is that angel choir sound?

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  9. That’s the sound the car makes at low speeds to warn pedestrians. You can hear it with the windows open radio off. Required by government. I think it’s a ‘sci fi’ type sound. Other ev type cars have it too.
  10. I can hear "music" but it's so quiet that I thought it was simply the electric motor.
  11. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Some on this forum think even at that low volume it's still too loud and are looking for ways to disable it. The Canadian Claritys have a button to turn it off, but it re-enables itself the next time you start the car.
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