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Old 08-21-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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Hey guys, theres a pump of some sort kinda below my air intake/filter. Next to the wiper fluid reservoir. I was working on my stereo this weekend, and every 10 mins or so, it would start up and make a grrrrr sound and shut off. what the heck is it?? what does it do??

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sounds like an elc pump, which airs up the back shocks. you happen to have an inflater in the back too?
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leaking strut.
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It'* neither. That'* the PMV assembly for the ABS and Traction control doing a self-test on the pump. It uses pressurized brake fluid for traction control.
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It'* neither. That'* the PMV assembly for the ABS and Traction control doing a self-test on the pump. It uses pressurized brake fluid for traction control.
could be that too, it depends on how long the noise was on though. and if it was a motor grr or just a mild grrr
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BELOW the intake/Filter. Not behind.
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BELOW the intake/Filter. Not behind.
yeap jeff thats the pmv i know that
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I have no idea what your issue is. However, this is SOOOO ironic!!

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That'* exactly what my 94 88 Royale is nicknamed too! LOL. And for that exact damn reason!!!
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Vital, that is awesome!! Geniuses think alike i guess...


It turns out it is the automatic leveling pump- is that the PMV? I noticed it so much, cause i was in and out of the trunk so much workin on stereo stuff... My boss said its prolly pretty expensive if it goes bad and has to be replaced...

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I thought you said it was BELOW the airbox? The ELC (leveler) pump is between the airbox and the strut tower.
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