Mechanics

GRINDING NOISE ON COLD START

2008 Suzuki XL7 • 6 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 36,400 miles

When starting my 2008 Suzuki XL7 when it is cold, I hear a grinding noise a couple of seconds after releasing the key. It is coming from the engine compartment of the vehicle, and was wondering what it could be. Of course, the car just went out of warranty!
Avatar
Sumlaan
July 10, 2011.



We have the same vehicle, and we're having the same issue. I only does it when it's been sitting overnight, and not every time. My girlfriend's dad seems to think it's the throwout bearing, which if that is the case, it *should* be covered under the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. We have our fingers crossed and we're waiting until 10: 30 when the Suzuki office opens on the West Coast. Did you find out any more about your problem?

Tiny
Mxdude81
Aug 29, 2011.