Mechanics

GRINDING SOUND WHEN STARTED COLD

2002 Honda Civic

I am still figuring out the detials of this problem but what I have is only when it is cold when the engine is started there is a loud grinding" sound only until the car is put into gear once it stops it needs to sit overnight to do it again
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Davewithdiesel
August 8, 2012.



Is this an auto or manual trans? Have you replaced anything yet and if so what?

Racefan966
Aug 8, 2012.
Automatic transmission nothing replaced yet oil is full transmission is within the marks this is for a friend's car she is going record the sound when it acts up again and walk around the car while recording

Tiny
Davewithdiesel
Aug 8, 2012.
Ok it could be the starter sticking, which would make lots of noise. Once you have the sound loaded up I will listen to see if it sounds like the starter sticking to the ring gear on the flex plate. If so I would start with checking the starter relay.

Racefan966
Aug 8, 2012.
That was my theory I will be checking that when I can

Tiny
Davewithdiesel
Aug 8, 2012.
Ok when you are ready let me know and have a digital multi meter handy and I will look up the diagram on it and walk you through the test ok.

Racefan966
Aug 9, 2012.