03-10-08, 10:31 PM
Just wondering if anyone knows what causes this. I bought the car brand new and it has had a rough, or should I say it sounds more like a exhaust leak or ticking sound for about 20-30 seconds on cold start ups, since new. I have had it to the dealer and of course they say nothing is wrong with it but Im thinking its starving for oil or something. Im starting to wonder if I made a mistake by buying this thing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Tony.
Sounds like the air pump. Mine has a subtle rough idle at start up for 40 seconds while the air pump is running. When it shuts down and the RPM drops from 1200 to 900-100 it smooths out, but I don't hear anything.
03-11-08, 01:31 AM
So would the air pump make it sound like it has an exhaust leak tic. I was thinking that the top of the motor wasnt getting oil. I really cant believe for the money that I spent that it sounds like this.
I have heard people say that the air pump sounds like a vacuum cleaner, though I can't hear mine. Maybe it is going bad.
03-11-08, 02:30 PM
My car only has 5,000 miles and has made this sound since new and the dealer says that they cant find anything wrong with it.
03-11-08, 02:31 PM
Ranger, thank you for all your help.