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Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:20 pm
by pericardium
Hi there,

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


Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:27 am
by Nickosnose
Sounds like the Starter Motor sticking...

Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:46 pm
by Marksparks
i'd second that... definitely sounds like the starter continuing to engage

Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:30 pm
by paul04
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.

Re: Horrendous crackling noise from engine

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:32 pm
by pericardium
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.