Interesting, don't think I have this noise when I start mine, I have a 1.4L turbo 6-speed manual 2014 1LT.
Is this right as you start the car or is it at 12 MPH? If the latter it's the ABS self check. If it's the former I'm assuming you have a LS with the 1.8 Ecotec engine. There has been a redesign for the LS starter for this very symptom.Hey I know this a a common issue experienced by a couple of Cruze drivers. 2014 Cruze 6 speed manual here. Whenever I start my car in the very cold morning I can hear a grinding noise that last only a second or two coming from front passenger side. Sounds like the started stays engaged too long. If I turn in off the back on, no noise starts perfectly. Anyone experience this or have a fix for this issue. If it's the starter I'm scared to ruin the flywheel. Only happens in the cold weather if the car has been sitting a few hours outside
I agree that does sound different than the starter in my 2014 Cruze.My 1.4 does this on a cold morning (20* or below). It does sound like the starter.
In fact, here's a video.
It's a 2012. The later years already have a different sounding starter to my ear.
I noticed it last winter and kept forgetting to take it in. Out of B2B now, so just going to ignore it.I hear that exact same sound on my car !! Dunno if it's the starter but did you go at the dealer for this ? Has a repair or diagnostic been made ?
Interesting. Shortly after having my intake manifold and valve cover changed for PCV issues, my car was starting weird - revving to 2000 RPM once, or stumbling on 1 or 2 cylinders for a bit and then hunting for RPM for a bit.Got a call today from the dealer. It was definitly the starter staying engaged a little too long so they put a new one in it. Also the mechanic changed my valve cover which had a TSB on it. He told me they tend to warp and create a vacuum leak, causing the engine to start about 400 RPM's too fast. This damages the starter in the long run. Will be picking up my car this afternoon, hoping everything is fixed for good
10,000 miles ago for the typical valve cover issue.Weird issue... you ever had a check engine light pop ?