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Gallagher99, Senior Vehicle Technician
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My ford focus 63 plate every time start the engine from

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My ford focus 63 plate every time start the engine from inside the car it sounds like the fan is constantly on but it is not this humming continues until you switch the car off
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 month ago.

Hi there , good afternoon to you and sorry for the delayed response

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to assist you today

Is this a 1.6 tdci

Is the coolant level ok

Is the fan direction controls facing windscreen

Is the air con switched on

Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is a 1.6 tdci the coolent level is fine the controls are facing the windscreen and air con is off the humming is louder than the engine when idling
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 month ago.

Hi there thanks

ok the noise most customers relate to is caused by the engine cooling fan

if the direction controls are to the window some gave a strategy that brings the air con on as cold air demists the windscreen quicker

This would be the first check ie move the air vents to face and put the temp mid way switch off and restart the car

If the noise is still there pop the bonnet and see if it is the actual cooling fan that is on constant

As we see the 1.6 tdci fan stay on even after keying off due to the dpf regeneration process

Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have had the bonnet up and the fan is off but the humming is stil there
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 month ago.

Hi thanks

Does the humming noise vary with engine revs

Does depressing the clutch make any difference

Does putting air con make any difference

Is the noise more from the drivers side /accessory drive belt area

Kindest regards

Brian

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The noise is constant and does not vary even when you are clearing screens it does not make any difference when reving it seems to be more to the rear on the drivers side and its an automatic estate
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 month ago.

Has any work been carried prior to this happening

If possible Can you post a video of noise

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have no work done
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 month ago.

Is it more a buzzing noise

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No its a constant droning
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 1 month ago.

Hi thanks

Ok the first thing in this area that should be checked is the one way fuel return Vance thee were prone for failing and causing a noise similar to a droning noise

This is a small metal valve that is located on the fuel return lines to the fuel pump which is located at the drivers rear of the engine bay

Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

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