car makes a wierd noise on start up

ru4shaw

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my a3 has been making a odd noise when i start it not every time but usually when i havent driven in for a few hours its like a rattle noise from the engine
does any1 know what this is?
 

Staz

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You need to post a vid or sound clip to get any realistic help here.
 

Khufu

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petrol or diesel?
 

NHN

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Specific engine would also maybe help.
 

tdisportuk

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i was guessing starter motor but if its a rattle..then it could be something to do with your mounts.. does the engine rock alot?

then again like staz says post a video or give a better description this would eliminate the guessing games
 

ru4shaw

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il try get a vid of it it only happens when its slightly cold, it was fine today becuase its walm. itonly lasts few seconds bbut ill try get a vid
 

Khufu

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you used to get clattery noises off sticky bucket shims especially on cold engines. Dont seem to hear of that nowadays much though. Drive belt tensioners/water pumps can make noises when cold too.
 
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