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post #1 of 4 Old 03-22-2017, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
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High pitched sound + clicking from engine compartment on shutoff

As indicated in the title, I'm hearing a high pitched tone and some clicking when the engine is cut off. I recently had to change the battery, which is when I heard the noise (due to the hood being open). I recently started parking the car in a garage, which could explain why I am just now hearing the noise (typically always parked outside). I'm curious what this noise is, and if I should be concerned. The clicking sounds like some kind of relay/solenoid to me, but idk. Thanks in advance for any help here. Here is a video link: https://youtu.be/0_d9lmE148A
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-23-2017, 05:18 AM
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My Forte5 EX 2.0 GDI does the same thing every time I turn it on and shut it off. It's just a series of relays doing a check prior to starting and after being shut off. I wouldn't worry, but if you are worried take into the dealer.
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Same with ours.

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Mine does this as well. So did my previous car, a 2012 Focus SE. Like the OP, I didn't really notice it until I bought a house and started parking in a garage as opposed to an open parking lot. I'd heard the noises before, but inside of a garage they seemed ten times louder.

I think a lot of newer cars do this, as there are a ton of relays and solenoids under the hoods of modern vehicles.
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