Horrendous crackling noise from engine

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pericardium
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Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Post by pericardium » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:20 pm

Hi there,

Can anybody identify this noise? Was told possibly auxiliary pulley.


Nickosnose
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Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Post by Nickosnose » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:27 am

Sounds like the Starter Motor sticking...

Marksparks
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Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Post by Marksparks » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:46 pm

i'd second that... definitely sounds like the starter continuing to engage

paul04
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Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Post by paul04 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:30 pm

Like the others have said, issue with the starter motor, might just need taking out and cleaning.
Done this in older cars, the mechanism was covered in clutch dust, bit like brake dust you get on the wheels.

pericardium
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Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Post by pericardium » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:32 pm

Thanks everyone. Sent it to the dealership I bought it from and the mechanic said the same about the starter motor needing some lubricant. They’ll take it in when he’s free (everyone’s getting their MOTs in the midst of this crisis).

Thanks all.

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