Engine Noise on Start up

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 01:56
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A couple of days ago I noticed a strange noise coming out of the engine bay...sounds like something is grinding on something...like the fan hitting something, but it only last for about 1 min then it's back to normal? I have spend ages trying to find this noise but no luck. When I turn the car off and turn the fan I hear nothing....any comments on this?

Thanks heaps

btw anyone in QLD going to cruiser park this coming weekend
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Reply By: Rexton - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 06:53

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 06:53
Had same problem with Toyota turned out to be bearings in the power steering
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 08:12

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 08:12
?? air conditioner idler bearing. What vehicle??

Need to take the belts off and check all the pulleys for roughness. Turning the fan when stationary is just checking the viscous coupling.

Cheers
phil
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 09:20

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 09:20
Probably the starter motor bendix gear not returning properly!
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Reply By: Troll83 - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 13:57

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 13:57
It's on a 99 GU patrol....aircon is off when I start...it's normaly only happening early in the morning like 0530 when I leave for work......very strange
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 22:09

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 22:09
Air cond idler bearing is always turning - common problem on GUs.
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Reply By: locallaw - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 17:54

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 17:54
Gidday,One thing it may be is a fan belt squeak.When you start it up(not early in the morning)spray some water on the belts and see if yhe noise goes.Also adjust all your belts.Hope this helps,
Seeya Locallaw
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 18:05

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 18:05
Try pumping the clutch (if it's a manual) in and out and see if it makes a difference as my mate and I spent AGES playing with his shroud and fan to stop a similar noise only to have his clutch's thrust bearing bleep ter on the way down to Margaret River... DOH!.

That's what the noise was all along...
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 22:18

Tuesday, Jun 07, 2005 at 22:18
The engine?
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