WHEN I START UP MY CAR IN THE COLD MY ENGINE ...

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  • Anonymous
  • 1995 Acura Integra
  • 95,000 miles

When I start up my car in the cold my engine makes this ticking noise which looks like its coming from a belt. After the car is heated up the noise is gone. Is this normal or do I need to replace it?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 6:14 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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A little noise when cold is usually an indication of a loose belt or the belt has hardened.
Check the tension and readjust if necessary.
Check the belt condition. If it is bad, you would beed to replace it.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 6:25 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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IF the noise is a belt, check its condition. IF there is a tear or something on it, then replace it. NOTE: Usually a belt will make noise cold or warm.

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Thursday, November 15th, 2012 AT 6:26 PM

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