Something's still spinning after I turn off the ignition
When I turn off my ignition, the engine stops, and I hear what sounds like a noisy bearing spinning down slowly. It takes about 5 seconds to stop. I can only hear it if I have the hood up, so it's not all that noisy. It's just that I don't recall it happening in the past. Any ideas what part this might be?
The car has air conditioning, for what it's worth.
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Gnosis, there are 2 parts to the AC compressor, one parts that spins all the time with the AC belt and the other operated by a clutch which engages when you turn your AC off.
I get a feeling your bearings on the compressor are making that noise. See if you can isolate the area.
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Check it's not one of the cooling fans bearings squealing on it's run down. You can pull the fuse for 1 fan which will cause the other to go into warp speed and this should give you time to listen to it running down. Replace fuse for fan 1 and repeat for fan 2. It's a 2 minute check and will at least allow you you chalk the fans off the check list. I'm brand new to these cars so I could be talking complete and utter rubbish of course!