> I have a '98 V70 GLT which started making a howling/fan noise when the
> car is started after sitting a while. It doesn't seem to be related to
> the engine RPM and it shuts off after 15-45 seconds. I called the
> dealer and they said it is a vacuum pump in the braking system which
> pressurizes the system and that the sounds is indicative of wear but
> otherwise it still operates. They told me not to worry about it until
> it actually goes out, and when it does it will cost about $475 to
> I'm getting ready to sell the car and want to repair it before I put it
> up for sale, but I don't want to shell out nearly $500 if I can have it
> done or do it myself for a lot less. Is anyone familiar with this
> problem? Is it something that another shop could do? Is it something a
> mechanically inclined person could do themself (capable of doing timing
> belts, recharge AC, fuel & air filters, spark plugs, cooling system
> flushes, etc.) or is it too complex/need special equipment?
> Oh, does anyone know the actual name of the pump or if there are any
> web resources on it?
> Many thanks!
What you are hearing is the Air Pump which is for the fuel system & yes
it is going bad & yes you can have a qualified repair shop perform the
repair instead of the dealer just make sure that the pump & the check
valve is replaced @ the same time
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