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Old 03-27-2003, 08:32 AM
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Question Hissing noise

When I start my 200TE I can hear a hissing noise comming from the rear wheel of the car, only on the outside, it's not the tyre anyone any ideas ??? thanks in anticipation
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Old 03-27-2003, 08:37 AM
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Hi,

Fuel pump might be mounted there. Do you have the reapir manual book or CD?

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Old 03-27-2003, 08:43 AM
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Which side of the car? If it's the right side and sounds like an exhaust leak, yes, it's the fuel pump. That's normal.
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Old 03-27-2003, 12:40 PM
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Definitely the fuel pump. The W124 models with the larger engine displacements have two.

It's protected by a plastic cover so you won't see it...the hissing is normal. If it starts to buzz loudly, it's a sign of impending failure.
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Does the hissing occur for a second or two when you first switch the ignition on, then stop. If so, it's definitely the fuel pump.
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