ok for some time now, my G has screamed like a friggin banshee when i start it on cold mornings. i'm goin to buy a new starter to put on it, i'm just checking with you all to see if that should fix the problem or not
i dun think its the starter..its prolly a belt..u usually hear screeching due to belts..i never had screeches but when i changed my alternator it came up..tightenin it a bit stopped it..now my water pump is leakin a bit so when i start it every so often it screeches for a few..
it's not the battery or the belts, all the belts are in fine condition and the battery is too. we believe it to be the starter, but i'll have to wait till later today to find out when i pull the starter off
If it is starter squeal you can grease up the planetary gears and it will be quiet. This is worth doing if you happen to have it out of the car. There is a chance you can lube it through a hole once removing a rubber thing without having to remove the starter from the vehicle.. Thank you and goodnight.
its just the pulley in the motor bay spinning really fast on startup and the belt being a bit stiff from sitting there in the cold that it starts to go along the path again.. it was like that in a few cars i've had... you can tighten it sure but its not a big deal...
My car has been making a weird sound in the morning like that, and it's been getting progressively worse with it getting colder. To explain exactly how it sounds, it's the same sound that's made when you overcrank a car that's already running as if to start it again.
yup +1. i get the some noise with a cold start. its not the belts that more of a squealing noise. this sounds like you crank the car over when its already started. Its been doing it since i bought my car but never had a problem starting it. i actually changed my starter with a bosch and fixed it but it happened agian. i was thinking maybe the flywheel was bad but i work on an automatic one at work and the owner said his does the same. so maybe its the timing chain or something not to sure. but it startsup everytime so im at the point where it dosnt bother me anymore.