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Old 24 Aug 2005, 09:58 am
MegaC
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Default 2001 civic whirring sound at pre-ignition...Fuel pump priming itself?

Hi Folks,

I have a question. On my 2001 civic, when I first turn on the key to
the accessory position (but not actually start the car), I hear a
clicking or whirring sound coming from somewhere. However, it goes
away son after and everything is fine? Is that the fuel pump priming
itself? I hear the same sound immediately after I turn off the
ignition. On my Mustang, I remember I heard a similar sound and it was
fine.

Am I just being anal or is this something to worry about?

I should mention that the yellow fuel pump DOES NOT light up at all
afterwards to warn of an error.

Cheers,
Derek

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Old 24 Aug 2005, 10:26 am
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Default Re: 2001 civic whirring sound at pre-ignition...Fuel pump priming itself?

"MegaC" <dmegyesi@rogers.com> wrote in
news:1124895503.879822.8910@g43g2000cwa.googlegrou ps.com:

> Hi Folks,
>
> I have a question. On my 2001 civic, when I first turn on the key to
> the accessory position (but not actually start the car), I hear a
> clicking or whirring sound coming from somewhere. However, it goes
> away son after and everything is fine? Is that the fuel pump priming
> itself? I hear the same sound immediately after I turn off the
> ignition. On my Mustang, I remember I heard a similar sound and it was
> fine.
>
> Am I just being anal or is this something to worry about?
>
> I should mention that the yellow fuel pump DOES NOT light up at all
> afterwards to warn of an error.
>
> Cheers,
> Derek
>
>


Probably the fuel pump re-pressurizing the lines for the fuel
injection;that requires a higher pressure than the older carbureted models.

There's a common problem with Honda/Acura cars where the main relay becomes
intermittent(cracked solder joints),and the car starts,dies,and will not
start again,you can crank away and nothing,happens more on hot
days.gradually happens more often.
Sometimes,a whack on the drivers side of the dash will temporarily cure the
problem.
The fix is to pull the MR,and resolder the joints,or spend $50 USD or more
to replace the main relay.


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