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littlebob600

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can any1 help me please, i have a 2001 audi a2 petrol, when i start car it makes a screeching noise comeing from what i thought was the starter motor, took starter off and had it checked, starter is fine, got told it could be the ring gear, any advice would be much appreciated, many thanks

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Try tensioning any belts the car has.

Most belts that are not tensioned correctly make a noise when first used, as engines warm up the metal expands and hence something that happens on start up may not happen when the engine is warm.

Starter motor if belted is a classic example, screetch 1st thing due to cold- fine when run awhile.

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Starter motor if belted is a classic example, screetch 1st thing due to cold- fine when run awhile.

I don't think I know of any car with a belt driven starter motor - the torque loads are immense when starting an engine.

Belts are used for alternators, aircon compressors, mechanically driven fans, etc.

Second the advice about checking the belt tension though.

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