Why does my VW Golf make a strange noise when I start?

Why does my VW Golf make a strange noise when I start?

Both my mk1 & mk4 20vt’s make this noise (a grateing sound on start) – as far as i know its clutch dust getting in the starter motor (common on this engine although I may be wrong) and does not necessarily mean its on its way out. VW will change parts whether they need to be or not so my advice is get a trusted independant to check it.

When do I start my golf 1.8T?

Discussion in ‘ 1.8 & 1.8T ‘ started by Nicky Rider, Jan 29, 2007 . Hope someone can advise!!? I’ve just bought a 03 Golf 1.8t and when I start it from cold it makes a strange noise which doesn’t sound nice!

Why does my car rattle on a cold start?

When from a cold start I get this annoying startup rattle for 1-2 seconds then it’s gone. Engine is very quiet after this initial rattle. Car drives fine etc. As I am aware this is a widespread problem but nobody has a definitive answer to solve this.

Why is my FSI engine making a rattle noise?

Also keep in mind that I don’t know if your FSI engine is an older style using a timing belt with the hydraulic tensioner in the head for the cam chain, or if it’s the newer style with all chains.

Why does my Audi make a whining noise when I start the car?

A bad torque converter can cause a whining sound when starting your vehicle. A good place to start would be to check the transmission fluid. You’re going to want to check it for both color, and metal content. If you see any flecks of metal on there, it is probably going to need serviced.

Why is my gas golf cart not starting?

In a gas golf cart, the larger contacts could fail to release, which means the starter will be operating even if you turn the ignition switch to off. In addition, the spring that pulls the pinion back to its resting position could wear down leaving the starter engaged continuously.

What causes a VW engine to not start?

Thus, the timing chain may jump, causing the engine not to start. If this happens, it may have contact between the pistons and valve, causing major repair problems for the engine.

What causes a rattle in a VW engine?

The simple act of an oil change service may cause this defect to appear. The oil being drained or drawn out naturally causes pressure to be lost and the tensioner to remain compressed. There is no recall / warranty for this defeat. Repair professionals cannot predict when or what mileage this can occur.

Why does my GTI Mk6 make a noise when it starts?

On my MK6 the first cold start is louder as the air pump cycles on and off loudly. Its much louder with an aftermarket intake that is less insulated than the OEM airbox. I get like a whining noise for a couple of seconds when cold and yes when I first heard it I was concerned but it’s become normal to me and I take no notice of it now.

Is it normal for a car to make a funny noise when it starts?

Most cars will make funny noises when cold starting depending on temperatures. If it is extremely cold, both of my cars make noises. That is normal. That is why it is a good idea to let it warm up well before driving it remotely hard.