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Grinding sound during cold start?

Grinding sound during cold start?
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  1. Why does my starter grind when it's cold?
  2. Why does my car make a grinding noise when I start it?
  3. Why does my car make a noise when I turn it on in the cold?
  4. What does a bad starter sound like?

Why does my starter grind when it's cold?

It primarily occurs upon cold starts. ... At the next turn of the key, the starter motor engages normally and the engine starts. It has been suggested that the problem originates with the variable timing control (VTC).

Why does my car make a grinding noise when I start it?

The starter is a gear that helps to crank the engine and start it turning. If you stick the key in the ignition and you hear a grinding noise, it might mean the starter gear is worn. If you hear whining, it means the flywheel is not engaging, and you can damage your engine.

Why does my car make a noise when I turn it on in the cold?

Cold weather can exacerbate underlying car problems, so you may begin to hear squeaks, squeals and other funny noises you haven't heard before. These noises may be caused by the engine belt, the serpentine belt, the air conditioning compressor or a power steering pump.

What does a bad starter sound like?

1. Something sounds off. One of the symptoms of a bad starter is a clicking noise when you turn the key or push the start button. However, a starter can die without making any sound at all, or it may announce its impending death with whirring and grinding noise—so listen up!

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