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Old 12-29-2004, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Car Makes Weird Water Sloshing Noise ??

I have an '04 WRX -

When I start my car, after it has been sitting for awhile and is completely cooled off, I hear a weird water sloshing around sound when I rev the engine or give it gas. It does this until my car heats up fully.
What could be making this noise ?

Again, it's when I first start the car, for about the first 5-10 minutes,
everytime I rev the engine or give it gas, I hear this water sloshing around and it sounds like it's coming from right in front of the steering column in the engine bay. Has anyone ever experienced this ?? Thanks for any info !!

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Old 12-29-2004, 02:58 PM   #2
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Mine does that too! I have no idea what it is.
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:08 PM   #3
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You have a little air in your cooling system. I had the same thing for a while - it sounds a bit like a hookah when you rev the gas. When the car is cold, remove the radiator cap and squeeze the coolant hose gently a few times to "burp" the system. Have a rag ready in case some coolant sloshes out into your engine bay, or you will be smelling coolant burning off your motor for a week or so. You can top off with distilled water, coolant, or a 50/50 mix. I say this because it took a very small amount of liquid in my car to remedy the situation...like maybe 100 ml.
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:10 PM   #4
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Yeah, it happened to me a while ago too. I didn't really know what to do and just randomly though I should bleed my coolant system a little....turns out it worked, lol.
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:23 PM   #5
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Cool, thanks
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:44 PM   #6
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Very cool man, thanks for that info!! I probably would have never thought
about that remedy. : )
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Old 12-29-2004, 03:47 PM   #7
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same problem here, only after a dealer did warranty work on my car... thanks for the advice!!!!
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:04 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by antidote11
I have an '04 WRX -

When I start my car, after it has been sitting for awhile and is completely cooled off, I hear a weird water sloshing around sound when I rev the engine or give it gas. It does this until my car heats up fully.
What could be making this noise ?

Again, it's when I first start the car, for about the first 5-10 minutes,
everytime I rev the engine or give it gas, I hear this water sloshing around and it sounds like it's coming from right in front of the steering column in the engine bay. Has anyone ever experienced this ?? Thanks for any info !!

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Mine too!!! i dont know what the heck it is!
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Old 12-29-2004, 04:44 PM   #9
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I think they said what it could be a few posts up > air in the coolant system.

All I know is that tonight after my car is nice and cool, I'm gonna bleed the coolant system of any excess air and see if that fixes it. And I'll be sure to post the results.
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:07 PM   #10
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This may be a dumb question, but which hose is the "coolant" hose ?

There are three hoses (Labeled 1, 2, 3 in pic below) that
lead to where the radiator cap is. What are these three hoses ?

There is also a place to fill the engine with coolant, in
the front of the engine bay that has a radiator looking
cap and a single hose (Labeled 4 in pic below) - What is this hose?

Thanks !!


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Old 12-29-2004, 08:31 PM   #11
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:44 PM   #12
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they are all coolant return hoses. what are you trying to do?
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:47 PM   #13
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check your brake fluid too. i had a bubbly/sloshing noise when i needed new pads that went away with a fresh set. i need brakes again and the sound has come back.
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:57 PM   #14
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I am trying to get air out of my cooling system.
Read my original post at the top and then read
Stanley's post. That's basically what I am up to.
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:57 PM   #15
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Stop driving through the lake, man.
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:59 PM   #16
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Done. I will no longer drive through lakes!

But, too bad that's not the solution to my problem.
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Old 12-30-2004, 01:49 AM   #17
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ah yea. those are the coolant return hoses. i think he was telling you to mess with the thicker hose at the top/middle of the radiator (you dont have it numbered on your pic). well i just did a quick google search and found a howto.. hope it helps. good luck.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7369_burp-cars-cooling.html
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:31 AM   #18
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yep, squeeze the big hose going to the middle of the top of the radiator w/the little arrow on it pointing to the front of the car. that is you upper radiator hose.
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Old 12-30-2004, 10:59 AM   #19
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Thanks for the link man.
I'll try that out for sure.
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