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    Default Noise when starting 3.2 (like a chirp!?)

    Really hard to describe this one, but as you turn the engine over, just as it 'catches' i.e fires up, there is a mechanical 'chirp' from the engine bay for around half a second - once the car is fired up you never hear it again and there isn't any noise or issues...

    somebody told me it may be alternator related? it isn't a belt slipping, i know what that one sounds like!!

    Sorry if this sounds a bit vague - if i could describe it better i would...

    Any help or suggestions (or questions!) would be appreciated,

    Cheers,

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    Sound recording in the engine bay on start up and put on youtube, then link from here???


    Is 'living the dream', like 'having a nightmare'?
    Last edited by Ste; 21st November 2008 at 13:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Sound recording in the engine bay on start up and put on youtube, then link from here???


    Is 'living the dream', like 'having a nightmare'?

    yeah that could be something worth doing... over the weekend... may get a few funny looks if i did it in my works car park...

    as for the dream... sometimes it can be a nightmare but trust me it's still my dream and i'm living it...

    ian b

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    I've had starter motors with a sticky drive pinion before that cause a chirp sort of noise. Sometimes it's just a case that the factory applied grease has got full of dirt. Just needs cleaning off and regreasing.

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