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Old 10-17-2015, 03:40 PM
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Car not starting, making high-pitched whirring noise...

I have a 2005 Mazda RX-8. It won't start and I don't know why (although I do believe the engine may be flooded), but on top of that, it has begun to make a NEW noise!
The part in the picture included is making a loud noise that sounds similar to a drill. Does anyone know what this is/why it's doing it/how to make it stop?
I'm not a "car guy", and I'm not even positive how to deflood (if that's even what's wrong with it) an engine, and I can't drive my car.
It's frustrating, to say the least, and any help would be appreciated!
Thanks!


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Old 10-18-2015, 01:47 PM
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That is the Aux Air Injection Pump...It is an emissions only thing that you could easily unplug

You will get a CEL...but it will stop the noise till you decide what to do

This will not cause a no-start problem...so look elsewhere for that


If you think it is flooded it likely is...so try unflooding it. If it is a MT...pull start it and it will start easily
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