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Old 10-25-2000, 01:06 PM
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hello all,

This morning when I start up the car, there is this humming sound coming out of engine area. I checked the belt and all moving part that I am aware of, but no luck. Is coming somewhere under the windshield fuild and the
hyd. fulid area...it get louder when I step on the gas. The noise come on soon as the car start...hummmmmmmmmm any help thanx

Cricket16v
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Old 10-25-2000, 01:36 PM
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I had that happen on my Audi; the return spring in the ignition switch had broken, and the key was not returning by itself. As a result, the starter motor was not switched off.

The humming I heard was the starter motor going for a ride!

My short-term solution was to help the key back to the "ON" position from the "START" position.

The long-term solution was replace the ignition switch.

Engine and starter are still doing fine!

Good luck, and good hunting!

BCingU, Jim

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'95 Audi 90 120k mi
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Old 10-25-2000, 09:12 PM
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Check the power steering fluid level!
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