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simsima 01-25-2007 10:44 PM

Interior fan growling/noisy
Hey all,

It was brutally cold today and I'm not sure if the weather had anything to do with this. I drove the car normally for 20 minutes. I was idling in it for 10 minutes or so with the engine running and the fan started to get really noisy.

Kind of a growl, with clicking, and rubbing. I turned the climate control off and started chaging the settings manually. The faster the fan spun, the quieter the noise got, even taking into consideration the extra air noise. It didn't seem to matter which vents the air was going through.

I went in for my appointment and once I got back and started the car it was still happening. As soon as I started driving and the engine was reving over 2000 RPM, the noise seemed to go away.

I'm definitely going to take this in to get checked out, but would like to have some ideas before I do. So any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

2000 328i sedan

diezel06turk 01-26-2007 12:56 AM

i got a 01 and same issue...but i assumed it was bcuz it was too cold

FastM3 01-26-2007 04:46 PM

If I recall correctly, I think it is because it's too cold, unless this noise is really out of the ordinary type loud then you got a problem.

Marky_mark 01-26-2007 06:18 PM

It could be your blower motor is on its way out you may need to replace it but get your car checked out to make sure

diezel06turk 01-27-2007 05:13 AM

when the car warms up ...everything goes back to normal..i hear no noise but my exhaust

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