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Noise when car is started

When I start my 98 beetle, I hear a loud whirring sound. It goes away after a minute or so. My water temp light comes on for a couple minutes, then goes away. The light sometimes comes on again after driving a few minutes. It's never overheated. I'm assuming it's the water pump.

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  • breakthisone Oct 03, 2008

    my car not only whirrs but jumps upon start up, but starts immediately

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    major service was done recently and anti ****** also installed

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Upon starting my VW Gold 89, the revving stays high for the whole duration of the journey and I can hear a "whirring" noise coming from underneath the driver's side of the car. I am no expert so have wondered if the automatic choke is set too high and if the noise could be coming from the "silencer box" near the exhaust??? Probably talking rubbish!Any ideas apart from take it to the garage? I need an idea of how much this might set me back!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    when starting up temp. light comes on red . But when it runs for a minute or two it goes out.

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I have a 2000 Beetle and about 8 months ago the water temp light would come on, but it didn't seem to overheat. I called a service place and told them the problem--they said it could just be a damaged thermostat, but since the 2000 Beetle doesn't actually have a temp gauge, that you couldn't tell by just looking at the water temp indicator. So I took it in, and the service folks said it was a cracked water pump and damaged thermostat.

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That problem has been solved, thank you for your suggestion...

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Sounds like the starter stays "sticked"on... Check the starter relay or after the sound goes away touch the starter for heat. If its too hot it means it stays on working even when the engine is allready running...

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