GRINDING SOUND WHEN STARTED COLD

  • Tiny
  • Davewithdiesel
  • 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

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 4:17 AM

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  • Tiny
  • racefan966
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Is this an auto or manual trans? Have you replaced anything yet and if so what?

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 4:41 AM
  • Tiny
  • Davewithdiesel
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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

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 5:00 AM
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  • racefan966
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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.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 3:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • Davewithdiesel
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That was my theory I will be checking that when I can

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 3:20 PM
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  • racefan966
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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.

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Thursday, August 9th, 2012 AT 2:16 PM

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