Odd noise during start-up

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ReddBoots79
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Odd noise during start-up

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I've noticed this after a cold start today and once before after starting it after about a week away from town. I turned off the car to get something and for the hell of it, I figured I'd take a video and the noise was replicated after a second startup when the car was still cold. Any idea what this is?

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SSizler
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Re: Odd noise during start-up

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I'll take a stab at it.
It sounds to me like the starter drive may not be retracting quickly enough.
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ReddBoots79
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Re: Odd noise during start-up

Post by ReddBoots79 »

Never thought of that, possibly.

It didn't happen this morning so the issue is definitely random. My dad seems to think it may be the alternator belt. I'll investigate this further this upcoming weekend.
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