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My 2013 automatic LS (40k miles) is making a weird grind/winding noise immediately after I start it. It doesn't happen every start. Usually only if it's been off for awhile.

I tried to record it. You might have to turn your volume up a bit:
If anyone's experienced this before or has an idea of what it might be I'd really appreciate your insight.
 

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Low oil pressure on startup?

What is your oil level like? When was the last time it and your filter were changed?
 

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My 2014 equinox made the same type of noise when the dealer put in dino oil and my mom wanted to wait till the OCI dropped to 0%. I changed the oil and started putting in mobil 1 and it hasn't made the noise since. Not sure if it could be the same thing
 

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It sounds like a sympathetic vibration to me. There was a known problem with lines attached to the firewall that would vibrate under certain circumstances. I'd like to hear what it sounds like in the engine compartment.
 

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Our Toyota does that, and so does the GM 2.4 Ecotec at times. It's the VVT camshaft phaser.

Should be covered under powertrain warranty.

 
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