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Sloshing water sound when car starts

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:43 PM
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Sloshing water sound when car starts

Hi all,

I have a question when I first start up the Fit (like first thing in the morning after the car has sat for a while) and drive away. I can hear what sounds like liquid sloshing around. I am really not sure what is causing it. I have tried moving the steering wheel around, turning the A/C on/off, and pumping the brakes. I did all these tests independently of each other and one does not have any barrier on making the noise.

The noise disappears after about 30 seconds of driving and will not happen until the next morning.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Old 11-24-2013, 09:13 PM
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Hi, be aware the Fit has its gas tank below the driver's seat - quick stops or gos make it slosh about. That's likely it, not sure that it would come or go ..
 
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by fujisawa View Post
Hi, be aware the Fit has its gas tank below the driver's seat - quick stops or gos make it slosh about. That's likely it, not sure that it would come or go ..
I doubt it cause it goes away in the first 30 seconds of driving...
 
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:48 PM
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Could be the antifreeze/water entering or leaving the heater core.

I have something close, and I think thats what my issue is. But theres no leaks, no issues so no care.
 
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Sounds like the fuel pump which is under the seat.
 
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:58 AM
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Top off and then burp your coolant system.

Had just done this the weekend before a vengeful tree smashed my poor GD3 to bits.
 
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Old 12-12-2013, 04:58 PM
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I have the same problem. Was at the dealership today and they can hear water going into the heater core. They are researching the problem and will get back to me.
 
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DiamondStarMonsters View Post
Top off and then burp your coolant system.

Had just done this the weekend before a vengeful tree smashed my poor GD3 to bits.
I recently did this as well and all but eliminated the issue.
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:44 PM
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I have the same issue and have been doing research on it and it's more than likely exactly what Diamond Star Monsters said. I will be doing it later this week and if I remember will update on here if it fixed it.
 
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:10 PM
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There's a service bulletin for this problem. It's #08-096.

There is air trapped in the heater core.

The fix involves jacking the front of the car up so that the radiator fill cap becomes higher than the heater core, allowing the air bubble to flow out of the system. Then top off the coolant.

My local independent garage knew about the problem and fixed it while I had it in for state inspection. Takes like 30 mins.
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:08 PM
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My '07 Kia Spectra had this same issue, and there as also a Kia TSB on it. Same cause (air in heater core) and same fix. Instead of jacking up the front, I just parked on an incline and did the coolant top off with engine running. Worked perfectly.
 
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Old 01-06-2014, 05:33 PM
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I had the same issue. I'm not 100% site if this will fix your issue but when I went to my mechanic he changed all my fluids but he also noticed that my radiator was cracked so maybe you have a cracked cap
 
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:32 PM
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I have the same issue.....
I found the coolant reservoir is almost empty. Then I fill it up and never heard of the sound again....
 

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