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When I have the radio off in my car and I'm driving around, my car makes this "Swsshhhh" sound for a few seconds and stops. Is anyone else experiencing this? If so what the heck is it?


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do you have any general idea where its coming from??? engine, speakers, left side of the car, right side of the car, front, back??


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Probably the gas swishing around in the tank would be my guess.I sometimes notice that on occassion with mine. But hard to tell from what you said. Be a little more specific of where its coming from, and we can troubleshoot.


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Mine makes a similar noise when I run the air conditioning, I think its the compressor..<img src=/images/forums/snitz/approve.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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The sound is definitely not from the radio. It's hard to pinpoint where exactly it's coming from, but from the driver's seat, it sounds like it's more towards the front where the engine is, in the center. The best way I can describe the sound is that it sounds like air being deflated from a basketball, air mattress, etc.


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If you hear this only when you turn off the engine, it's the vacuum system behind your dash equalizing. Your HVAC system uses vacuum pressure to open and close "flapper" valves to control airflow. When you turn off your car, the engine no longer makes vacuum so air rushes into the vacuum system. It makes a "whoosh"ing sound. This is normal.


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Turn off your AC and see if it still does it, if it dont then its normal. kinda annoying though isnt it?<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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