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Audi A4: Hi Jerry, I have a 2009 Audi A4 1.8.T Recently, I

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Hi Jerry,
I have a 2009 Audi A4 1.8.T Recently, I experienced intermittence screeching noise coming from the under the dashboard after turning on the aircon. The noise will continue throughout when the engine is on. The noise will go off when the aircon is turn off. Any idea what cause this?
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There were a couple of bulletins on that. Does it seem to be blower motor related?

Does it seem to do it at colder temps?

All modes? (def. ac, heat, vent. etc.)

IS it like a wistling noise?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Jerry,

Not sure whether this is related to the blower, but when the blower power was reduced, the softer the noise becomes.

The aircon is always use on cold temp (22- 23 degrees celcieus) and never on heater.

The noise can be heard whenever the aircon is turned on to the above mentioned, but didn't try on heat and vent. mode.

Noise sounds like metal object rubbing each other (not whistling but screeching noise)

I see. The bulletins are mainly for an air type of wistling sound but being that it's intermitent, and more of a screeching it is more likely that the blower motor bearing is bad. Sometimes by turning or stopping the noise will be effected as the body does flex some.

The blower motor would ctually have to come out to be checked properly, (for play in the bearing) or replaced to stop the noise.

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I have the instructions for the blower motor in a PDF format HERE ..

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