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I have a 2004 jetta with a 2.5L engine with approximately 48,000 miles on it. Upon start-up, it makes a fluttering noise coming from right front side. Difficult to say if it's from the inside or

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Sounds like the blower low speed it makes the noise due to motor or blower wheel out of balance or something in the blower housing

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

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  • Rich Larson Dec 03, 2012

    That's what I thought at first, but as I said, when I turn the switch up higher it has no affect the noise stays the same. It also goesaway after a while, regardless of blower speed switch position.

  • Sean Wright
    Sean Wright Dec 03, 2012

    Well if its a badly worn motor or out of balance blower wheel it will kinda fix itself once it gets running..try turning the fan completely off before you start car...if the noise isnt there...then the problem is blower related...if its still there, check the belts for wear and tension under the hood.

  • Rich Larson Dec 03, 2012

    I just talked to a Technician where I work....He says he he's heard of an air pump that injects air to the catalytic convertor for cold starts that goes bad. When it goes bad it makes a fluttering noise like I describe.....Sounds to me he may be onto something.

  • Sean Wright
    Sean Wright Dec 03, 2012

    that could be as well...missed that one..worth looking into



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SOURCE: 94 Jetta runs fine until car warms up then check

Check the injectors, as these are a electrical part when the engine warms they may fail, if you are familiure with your engine (i.e. fuel rail and injector plugs) when this happens (i would recomend somewhere safeto puill over) hop out and in turn unplug your injectors with the enigine stillrunning, if you unplug one and the engine tone/noise does not change you have found the culprit.

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SOURCE: 2000 volkswagen jetta engine noise

The only efficient way to indentify the fault is by getting the fault codes read from the on-board diagnostic system. Without that data everything is just guesswork.

However, an unusual ticking could be a failing cambelt which is "new engine time" if not rectified immediately.While there, check the alternator and hydraulic pump belts .

Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

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SOURCE: where is flasher on 2004 2.0L vw jetta

you said that you bought a knew flasher. did you mean the relay or what? if it is the relay then if you turn on the flashes and listen you should be able to find where it is located at. usually it is located under the dash on one of the sides if not there then check under the hood by the fire wall.

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the sound is your belts for the I recommend to pressure wash the area what till it drys then turn the engine on then look for the leak it would be easier to pin point a leak with a clean engine

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SOURCE: 2001 New Beetle A/C fan noise

I think it is the cabin/ pollen filter. The noise is louder on normal AC operation cos thats when the air is being pulled in through the filter and the sound decreases with recirculate because the filter only functions for outside air.
Need to use a credit card or similar to seperate and move the upper dash centre piece towards windscreen, it clips off. Then open the 3 x torx screws and lift the dash on the passenger side. then remove the plastic cover (oddly shaped) it has about 7 screws, then twist and remove, it requires some real effort, then pollen filter is visible. replace filter and voila! it would make your AC perform like a new car again!!
Hope it helps, Yusuf Johannesburg-South Africa

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