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#1051541 - 06/16/17 10:51 PM Noise under hood after engine shut off  
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I have a stock 1988SS. Sometimes....when I turn the car off, I hear a sound coming from the carb area. Lasts sometimes up to several minutes. It is a low pitch hum...sort of a wah.wah.wah. Hard to describe with words. Any idea what I'm hearing? Thanks for any help. Darron

#1051542 - 06/17/17 12:39 AM Re: Noise under hood after engine shut off [Re: 1988SS]  
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Are you hearing it while you are in the cabin or with the hood up listening for the noise? I'm wondering if it might me the blower fan spinning down if it's a noise you hear while in the driver's seat.


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#1051543 - 06/17/17 12:49 AM Re: Noise under hood after engine shut off [Re: 1988SS]  
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When I turn the car off....I can faintly hear it in the cabin.....I can then open the hood and can hear it coming from around the air cleaner / carb area. Haven't removed the air cleaner while it is happening to try to pinpoint it better yet. It usually stops after a minute or two. Doesn't always do it.

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#1051545 - 06/17/17 06:00 AM Re: Noise under hood after engine shut off [Re: 1988SS]  
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There is a reservoir that retains vacuum, some call it the vacuum ball, it's located under the hood usually in the left front corner. After the engine shuts off it should retain vacuum for a while because there is a check valve in the supply hose which is connected to engine vacuum. If the check valve is bleeding off the vac from the ball back to the carb/intake manifold you may hear that after shutting off the engine.

Location of the check valve is usually in the area of the cruise/throttle cable bracket, but it varies depending on year.
Bob

#1051574 - 06/19/17 01:20 AM Re: Noise under hood after engine shut off [Re: mmc427ss]  
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Originally Posted by mmc427ss
There is a reservoir that retains vacuum, some call it the vacuum ball, it's located under the hood usually in the left front corner. After the engine shuts off it should retain vacuum for a while because there is a check valve in the supply hose which is connected to engine vacuum. If the check valve is bleeding off the vac from the ball back to the carb/intake manifold you may hear that after shutting off the engine.

Location of the check valve is usually in the area of the cruise/throttle cable bracket, but it varies depending on year.
Bob

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#1051632 - 06/20/17 11:32 PM Re: Noise under hood after engine shut off [Re: 1988SS]  
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Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure which is the check valve, but I will try to pinpoint it when I hear it again. Is this something that should be replaced?

#1051642 - 06/21/17 03:08 AM Re: Noise under hood after engine shut off [Re: 1988SS]  
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It will look something like this.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/smp-dcv1/overview/
Bob


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