Car Make sounds at low temps

Car Forum General Discussion Car Make sounds at low temps

  • dkurui
    Community Member
    January 14, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I have a Nissan Dualis.

    It makes some weird sounds like something is grinding whenever I engage Drive or Reverse gears at cold start. When the temperature has picked up to normal, the sound is so minimal or none even at all.  Here is a link to a video I took.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KCHjl7y_FtPNcCTKFFuijCMnsMc3MRAC/view?usp=sharing

    Any advice on what I should check? or what might be wrong?

    MSelleen
    Administrator
    January 15, 2022 at 2:44 am
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    I need the exact model, engine etc to determine if your car has a mechanical or electrical power steering pump. However, if it’s mechanical I would check the serpentine belt and the tensioner to ensure everything seems fine because it seems like it comes when the belt gets loaded when turning the wheel. If it’s a mechanical pump I would also remove the belt and turn the pump wheels etc to feel if something feels strange.

    dkurui
    Community Member
    January 15, 2022 at 2:37 pm
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    Hi MSelleen,

    Thanks for your response.

    Here are the details of the car:

    • Nissan Dualis, 2008
    • Engine type 2.0 litre MR20DE
    • Petrol

    I doubt if it is steering coz it actually doesn’t make that sound when I turn the steering wheel, I think on the video it was just a coincidence that the sound came when I just turned the steering wheel. It normally doesn’t make the sound on the steering wheel turn. Ideally what happens is, for example, I have left the car for some time and I make a cold start, it starts well with high revs of course since the engine is not warm yet. At that moment when the engine is still not yet heated up, on park/neutral, it just sounds normal but when I engage either drive or reverse, that’s when the sound comes up. However, when the engine has heated up to normal temps, and rev at neutral is at around 1.6K that sound is so minimal that you can’t even notice.

    dkurui
    Community Member
    January 15, 2022 at 2:39 pm
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    Sorry

    when the engine has heated up to normal temps, and rev at neutral is at around 600rpm that sound is so minimal that you can’t even notice.