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When I shut off the the ignition to my 2001 Taurus SE Vulcan , sometimes I hear a sound like a running down down motor for about 3 seconds.
Has anyone else experienced this. If so what could be the cause? A hung up starter comes to mind, but I don't hear any unusual sounds while driving.
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It's just your fan belt slowing down. Turn on your car, run the AC, and then turn off the motor. You should hear it again.
 

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there is no fan belt.....electric motors

if your refering to theserpintene belt, thats not mit either because it all stops spinning almost instantly (along with the engine)

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Originally posted by the_spy_guy@Mar 30 2004, 11:52 PM
there is no fan belt.....electric motors

if your refering to theserpintene belt, thats not mit either because it all stops spinning almost instantly (along with the engine)

Brad
Yeah that's what I meant. Althought I thought the Taurus still used a mechanically driven fan?
 

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I have a 97 GL, and everytime I turn it off, the engine shakes for like a second. What could be causing this?

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I think the sound is the transmission pressure bleeding down. Not the fans as they are off too when the engine is shut off. They make no noise when coasting down.
 

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I've heard this noise since the car was new - for more than 140,000 miles, so it's not something wrong. My original thought was a fan spooling down in the ventilation system.

I got a chuckle out of the response about a mechanically driven fan in a Taurus - ? Perhaps Majesto was just pulling our leg. . .
 

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I love that power down sound. It kind of reminds me of a jet engine powering down. There is no way that is the fans, because sometimes have the key in the run position while the engine is off and the fans run. It is a totally different sound. It has to be either the tranny fluid or the oil pressure letting easing off. It is perfectly normal in a Taurus.
 

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Originally posted by 96lsw@Apr 5 2004, 06:07 PM
I've heard this noise since the car was new - for more than 140,000 miles, so it's not something wrong. My original thought was a fan spooling down in the ventilation system.

I got a chuckle out of the response about a mechanically driven fan in a Taurus - ? Perhaps Majesto was just pulling our leg. . .
I have my Explorer on the brain too much. You'd think I'd know more about the Taurus since it's the one that breaks all the time.
 
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I always thought that sound was the fans as well. I only hear that sound after I've had the climate control on one of the modes where the A/C compressor kicks on b/c the fans automatically come on with the A/C compressor. :)
 

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My 01 makes no noise when I turn it off, except for when the AC is running, then I can hear the radiator fan spinning down.
 

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Originally posted by sfblacksel@Apr 5 2004, 07:08 PM
I love that power down sound. It kind of reminds me of a jet engine powering down. There is no way that is the fans, because sometimes have the key in the run position while the engine is off and the fans run. It is a totally different sound. It has to be either the tranny fluid or the oil pressure letting easing off. It is perfectly normal in a Taurus.
With my Flowmasters, if I'm backed into my parking spot in Drexel's garage, up against the wall, and I pop the gas right before I shut the engine down, I get some awesome sounds. I love it!

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If the fans are on when I shut the car off, the sound reminds me also of a jet engine. It is clearly audible for about five seconds (but only if the fans were running), and it is definitely the fans I am hearing. The only other sound I can think of would be of various fluids flowing, before everything drains to the bottom. However, I have never heard this sound from inside the Sable.
 

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Since I only hear it when the climate control is on, I assumed that it was the vacuum control system for the blender doors deactivating. It is a cool sound.
 

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Maybe there are two different sounds then. I am not hearing the vacuum sound but that may be because I don't have climate control. I have teh knobz.

What a dumb thread. :p :) They are the best..
 
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