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Cold Start - 2000 VW Golf 2.0

I just recently purchased this vehicle for my wife and it appeared that everything was solid on this vehicle. After starting the car in the morning for the first time I hear "chirping" from the engine area. Of course you don't get a chance to hear soemthing like that at the dealership....... It doesn't have a problem turning over and the noise doesn't start right away but is noticable after about 20 seconds. Once the car warms up it goes away. I noticed that the dipstick tube is broken also. I am going to replace that. Any thoughts would be appreciated in regards to the chirping. Thanks!

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  • CrazyChicken Sep 22, 2008

    Do you think its a bad pulley or is the timing belt going out? It sounds like its coming from the passenger side of the car.

  • rayvon Oct 11, 2008

    first turn of key then engine goes flat .then takes some times half dozen goes to restart car with a serious scream when release the key any solutions would be great thanks.



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Most likely the noise is the accessory drive belt or the timing belt.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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    yadayada Sep 22, 2008

    It may be the belt idler pulley or just one of the belts, hard to know unless I was there to hear it



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