Noise in rear under trunk - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ldyofmystry is on a distinguished road
Default Noise in rear under trunk

I have a 97 Bonneville SSEI.

I have alot of noise coming from the rear of the car. The only thing I can think is that it might be an air compressor kicking on and off (going bad because it'* loud!). It'* not a constant noise it comes and goes...it is driving me crazy!

Has anyone had this problem before and is there actually a compressor back there for the "air pump" in the trunk? If so, is it only for that pump and can it be disconnected???

THE NOISE IS THERE WHEN I AM SITTING OR MOVING AS SOON AS THE CAR IS STARTED!

Thanks for your help!
ldyofmystry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

with the car off, put key to "on " position (dont' start )and listen. do you hear the noise? the pump is set to come on for a little bit. give it a minute, you also have time to run around to the right rear wheel for a better listen
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 05:35 PM   #3
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
rmorton is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes theres a compressor under the rear on the passenger side. Is the sound related to driving or does it make noise even when its sitting still?

You can unplug your ELC (air leveling system) by pulling the main fuse for it under the hood. Pop your hood, take the cover off the firewall behind the motor on the passenger side and you'll see a set of fuse blocks with plastic covers on them. Open the covers and pull the fuse for the ELC.
rmorton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sanford Michigan
Posts: 1,200
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
crash93ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

When does it make the noise?

Do you ever hear it when sitting still?
crash93ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

you also have an on/off switch by the trunk latch. this operates the compressor. If you don't get the noise you are hearing, look elsewhere for the cause. key has to be "on" to use the on/off also.
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 1,172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bonnevillan is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Noise in rear under trunk

Quote:
Originally Posted by ldyofmystry
If so, is it only for that pump and can it be disconnected???
No, it also levels your Rear air shocks.
Bonnevillan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2008, 09:38 PM   #7
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Phillipsburg NJ / Easton PA
Posts: 105
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tonesta is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a noise to but only after I start it up and then start driving. It only does it occasionally and mines a 93. It is driving me insane.
Tonesta is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
96 SSEi - Trunk popper button wont open trunk. Boreas 1992-1999 13 01-10-2012 08:19 PM
Gen 5 camaro trunk & monte trunk enclosures jarheadbobandmax Detailing & Appearance 0 03-29-2011 07:47 AM
Trunk lock broke - no trunk release button inside car (1999) traverb1213 1992-1999 2 10-15-2007 11:50 AM
Spoiler lets water in trunk, when opening trunk. james tharp 1992-1999 5 06-19-2006 04:52 PM
1996 Trunk swap to a 1992-1995 trunk ? erics95se Detailing & Appearance 10 05-31-2006 06:21 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:41 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.