If it is even a little bit out of alignment, it’ll be enough to cause a whining noise. ie dash lights on but when the key is turned theres just silence. When the filter plugs up the transmission pump scavenges fluid causing the whirring noise. Discussion Starter • #1 • Mar 4, 2010. Joined Jun 29, 2013 Messages 44 Reaction score 0 Points 0. This morning started making whirring noise at start up, became louder as we accelerated then after 6 blocks batter light came on. I'm usually in a big hurry to get late kids to school in the morning. I have an 2000 OBW 2.5L manual. Never had any issues with napa stuff. This problem can be fixed by changing the transmission filter. Next Last. It started fine again. I can feel the vibration with my hands. July 5, 2016, 8:52pm #2. Submitted: 7 years ago. A car that makes such a weird noise at the time of acceleration, will be fine at a set speed. Please help. roboelv New member. When I connect the battery cable the starter or starter solenoid makes this whirring noise, like something is turning inside. I've read the ignition problems thread, and realize that I probably don't pause after turning the key. Show More . Grinding Noises. My brand new MC makes a whirring noise when it starts and in first and second gear- similar to the whirring made by an electric window going up. 1 of 2 Go to page. If it is even a little bit out of alignment, it’ll be enough to cause a whining noise. Freewheeling Spinning. Since you mentioned that there was a new starter installed in your car, it is unlikely that it is the cause of the grinding noise you are hearing. If the power steering pump pulley was on too tight it would likely make more of a grinding or whirring noise than a similar whine to what you heard before. As electricity is supplied to the starter a small gear comes out and engages the flywheel to spin the engine over as you turn the key. Thread starter roboelv; Start date Oct 30 , 2014; 1; 2; Next. If the starter is crashing into the flywheel and then turning the motor over it will give you a grinding noise. The starter may not be fully engaged with the flywheel/flexplate. II. I replaced the solenod but kept the same starter. Thinking low battery might somehow play a role I jump started from another car during starting to add extra amps, still bad noise during start. is it easy to fix yourself or would i need to take it in? If so where can i find instructions on replaceing the starter .. not sure were it is located on the eignine. There is that whirring sound of a starter -- for lack of a more educated description. Best guess it sounds to be coming from middle of motor like in the intake manifold. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. Yes, this could be related. It started off that when you went to turn the key sometimes you got absolutely nothing after ignition. You can sometimes get beyond the "dead spot" by lightly tapping the starter with a hammer, which can help the vehicle to start. As soonas I give it the gas the noise disappears completely. Still have loud noise when cranking, but runs great, car starts quickly. A good place to start would be to check the transmission fluid. Diagnosis by noise: the sounds your motorbike makes Start out by listening at different points around the engine, like the cylinder head valve caps, or the camchain tensioner mechanism. My XT auto makes a strange whirring noise when slowing down. 2000 , 1500cc, replaced starter and relay. In Florida and need some wind therapy The noise may change with engine speed and have nothing to do with the car moving or not. However, if the starter turns slowly, and the bike cannot start promptly, then something is wrong with the starter. That'll be your starter motor bruss. If it makes a Whirring noise then there is still some battery power left. the "whirring noise" will be the starter motor shaft spinning at high speed due to having no load on it engine won't start due to the starter motor not engaging the flywheel i have the same problem with my 1.4 8v 6n!! "It's a buzzing sound." It seems to be coming from the front right and I have a feeling it may be thedriveshaft. "I hear a whirring sound." You should do a thorough transmission check-up when the car starts making a grousing sound when speeding up. Or, it could be a situation where it is having a hard time disengaging. The heavier the load the worse it is. A bad torque converter can cause a whining sound when starting your vehicle. Transmission. I would get a pack of shims out of the help section and install one of the thinner ones and keep going up until the noise goes away. Have you check the fuel pump Jan 13, 2018 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. 2003 pontiac sunfire, car won';t start just makes a whirring noise, I put a new starter on it, new ignition coil pack, new ignition coil pack module and it still won't start but makes the whir. the_same_mountainbike. The car runs ok but the alternator makes an electrical whirring noise. Since you mentioned that you changed your starter and the flywheel may be suspect, next you may want to go ahead and climb back under the truck and remove the access panel under the bell housing of the transmission. 1. III. 4. When you start it motor makes a loud whirring noise for 20 seconds or so than it stops. Share this conversation. Thanks Go. Even when fully warm and on a 90 degree day, I can still hear it, just much less noticeable then when cold. A whirring sound that rises and falls with engine RPM can be a sign of a minor adjustment need or a serious repair on the horizon. "Cranking the car makes my headlights dim or go out." It doesn't happen when the car is idling. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jan 18, 2013. Shop manual column on how to cure a noisy Chevy starter.The racket from the starter was horrendous, it sounded like a blender full of nuts and bolts. If the starter is turning the motor over real fast I would not worry about the battery. Today I slightly bumped the solenoid with a metal rod and the noise stopped. "I hear a loud click." I've found that if I rev over 2.5k rpm, on some occasions I would hear a mechanical whirring noise (similar to an over-tight pulley I had in my Punto 2 years ago). In most cases, because the pinion gear isn’t engaging the flywheel properly, the engine will also fail to crank. With tremendous confidence installed the new starter. Starter Makes a Clicking Noise: Some users report that the starter on their Virago models will emit a clicking sound but won’t turn over. Or you could have the battery load tested. This problem causes an occasional non-starting condition. "I don't hear anything!" Mostly this happens when the car is cold, like first starting in the morning. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not allow the starter to engage the flywheel when you turn the key. when the car is warm, the noise is not obvoius, sometimes can not be heard. "It's more like a grinding noise." The fact that the new pump didn’t turn very easily makes me wonder if it was faulty out of the box as the pulley should turn smoothly on a new pump. 7 Posts . Oct 30, 2014 #1 Over the last couple of days I've noticed a very quiet humming noise in my X-Type 3.0SE. Seeing as you said the engine makes whirring noises but won't start i'll guess you know little about cars. All this without a key in the ignition. The starter may not be fully engaged with the flywheel/flexplate. Transmission. Freewheeling occurs when you crank the engine and simply hear a whining noise without the engine cranking. "My headlights don't work." Diagnosing a Problem With a Starter: What Noise Does It Make? If a whirring noise is coming from the center of the car and it has an automatic transmission then you could have a filter that is plugged. Could this be related? Ask Your Own Kia Question. However, do the usual see if that fixes her up (Oil, coolant, new spark plugs at the least) Appears to be coming from alternator. When things aren’t right, you know it. Category: Kia. Examine The Transmission. This is similar to the noise you hear when you try to start your engine; when it is already running. It used to bemost noticeable as you were just coming to a stop but of late I can hear it clearly when it's coasting from about 50mph down. I notice that my 2017 MDX recently has a grinding rattle noise after starting the engine, it lasts a second then gone. I even took it back to have it tested. When I remove and reconnect the battery cable the noise starts again. You press the accelerator pedal, the engine runs faster, you release, it slows down to a smooth idle. No ticking or click or anything. Yesterday we brought the car tho Speedee oil change as we were planning to drive to Dallas today. Whirring - the clutch had gone - an easy check is turn the engine over and watch what happens to the belt on the top pulley (air con pump). Show Less. A starter motor can sometimes have a "dead spot," which means there is one area of the starter that is electronically bad. It engages then disengaged and makes a whirring sound. It makes noise under the hood, but the noise you hear is usually predictable and relatively quiet. 4. Sounds like a electrical motor or a fan of some kind. When the starter drive gear is worn out or not engaging properly, it will often produce a grinding noise. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jun 25 ... Has anyone else with the 1.6T noticed a weird whirring/buzzing noise from the engine when you accelerate at low rpm's first thing in the morning until the engine reaches normal operating temperature? Other weird noises that show starter problems include a grinding, whirring, or buzzing noise. A good place to start would be to check the transmission fluid. Then take it out of gear and try starting it again and see if the starter … It's the same sound one would achieve if they tried to start the car after it was already running. It is actually challenging to find the root cause of whining noise when accelerating but these common causes will give you the heads-up. "My headlights are fine, but my car still won't start." I just replaced the alternator with a refurb from napa and that's when the noise started. It sounds more like the starter motor isn't engaging. Whirring Starter Motor - posted in Problems, Questions and Technical: British Open Classic:1992:The BOC has developed yet another problem recently. It goes away when changing gears until I rev up again or if I keep revs low, or when it decides it has annoyed me enough. A bad torque converter can cause a whining sound when starting your vehicle. Thanks . Whirring Noise When Trying to Start the Engine A defective starter drive can allow the pinion gear to freewheel during engine cranking, resulting in a whirring or whining noise. Now, I do have a bad fuel filter and I suspect a very bad in-tank fuel pump which is imposible to find here so it took a couple of tries to get it to start everytime but eventually did just fine. Search did not help because I don't know if i spelled "whirring" right. Or, it could be a situation where it is having a hard time disengaging. Truck runs and drives fine no CEL. The starter motor makews a whirring noise but doesw not engage the engine. 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