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      10-07-2012 08:05 PM #1
      So I have a 2001 Jetta 2.0 and when I first start the car, the engine makes a squealing/grinding sound, but it does not sound like a belt, and it only happens on a cold start, if i start the car after I have started it recently, it doesn't happen.... any ideas of what could be making that sound?

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      10-07-2012 08:28 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by TheTynosaur View Post
      So I have a 2001 Jetta 2.0 and when I first start the car, the engine makes a squealing/grinding sound, but it does not sound like a belt, and it only happens on a cold start, if i start the car after I have started it recently, it doesn't happen.... any ideas of what could be making that sound?
      Probably your starter shaft not retracting whilst the metals are cold.
      So, in essence, your starter is beginning to fail.
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      10-07-2012 11:24 PM #3
      i have the same thing asked an instructor at my school told me its just the secondary air pump it supplies extra oxygen to the engine to cut down emissions during the warm up cycle and its nothing to worry about. my car has been doing it for years now no problems b/c of it.

      Edit: i read you have a 2.0 mine is a 1.8t but could be the same issue.

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      10-31-2012 11:26 PM #4
      you were right about the starter, they said it wasn't pulling away from the flywheel, and that if i waited too long, I would have to replace that too, because it was grinding.
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      11-01-2012 12:19 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by TheTynosaur View Post
      you were right about the starter, they said it wasn't pulling away from the flywheel, and that if i waited too long, I would have to replace that too, because it was grinding.
      its a pretty common thing. i hear you can take the started apart and just re grease it and it should stop. theres a DIY about it around here i think
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