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hey all just started noticing with my 2000 nb that it is making a short screeching noise every time i start it. any ideas on what it is? otherwise the car is fine. thanks and happy new year to you all.
 

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Does it sound like the starter? Mine also makes a short noise normally when the engine is cold. It doesn't seem to do it if the temp (engine) is up. I'm coming up on the 75K oil chg and I'll have it checked out then. It's been doing it for a while and has not gotten any worse.
 

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Short screeching noise when you turn the ignition = starter clutch going bad.

Have it looked at before you get the dreaded clicking of a kaput starter.
 

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i'e had that noise for a long long time now (about a year and a half) and it still hasnt gotten any worse. it does it more often iwhe nit's colder then when it's summertime. and everyone who heasrs it that knows vw's says the starters gonna die, but it just keeps goin and goin and goin.......
 

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mine does this too, but only when it's cold. never did it when it's warm. with all the other noises my car is making right now, i am gonna leave this one alone.
 
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