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Old 01-21-2008
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New CAI...New Weird Sound...

I recently just installed a K&N CAI in my 07' FX4 and now whenever my AC or heater is running, im hearing a sound kinda like something is thumping every minute or two. Is it mabey a normal compressor sound that I'm hearing more prominently bc i know longer have the stock air box and tube? Or is this something I need to take in to get looked at? It only happens when the AC or heater is on...not just the fan. Thanks for the help.

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mine made the same sound with the old cold intake k&n

went to a diffrent unit and no more sound
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That thumping is the ac turning on and off. When the ac compressor turns on it puts extra load on the engine so the IAC valve compensates for it.
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That thumping is the ac turning on and off. When the ac compressor turns on it puts extra load on the engine so the IAC valve compensates for it.

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The only increased noises a **open filter** (brand doesn't matter) will give are:

1) A deeper howel at heavy throttle.

2) A hissing sound at lower rpms. Mostly noticable at cold start.

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The only increased noises a **open filter** (brand doesn't matter) will give are:

1) A deeper howel at heavy throttle.

2) A hissing sound at lower rpms. Mostly noticable at cold start.

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I would agree but on rangers they do make some type of thump like the OP is talking about, its normal as far as I can tell. I have 97,000 miles on my truck and put an intake on at 30k miles, no issues yet.
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zabeard described it best..."a thump" is exactly what it is...
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I don't understand what it could possibly be. My K&N kit doesn't at all.

Does it do this when the motor torques to the side? Or when you put it in gear? Or is it just random (tempature related)?

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