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I have a 2014 diesel that has a weird rattle,grind ??? wtf noise on cold (below 0C) the last 2 times I have started it.
It lasts till I rev the engine a bit then is gone. I have a hard time describing it because I have never heard a noise like it
and I've driven for 45 years.I wonder if any one else has had this happen?
 

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Never heard any rattling on startup besides the usual diesel rattle the engines make. Is it coming from under the hood somewhere? When you let off the accelerator and the RPMs drop does the rattle come back? Is it completely gone when the engine warms up a bit?
 

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I have a 2014 diesel that has a weird rattle,grind ??? wtf noise on cold (below 0C) the last 2 times I have started it.
It lasts till I rev the engine a bit then is gone. I have a hard time describing it because I have never heard a noise like it
and I've driven for 45 years.I wonder if any one else has had this happen?
Just record it with your phone and post it here.

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It is coming from the engine for sure.I don't have a phone to record with.It goes away when the rpm's drop after revving and is completely gone after that,just the usual diesel clatter.It sounds like the engine is spinning something that is loose like a bearing.I've read on the gas forum of starters not disengaging and I don't know what hat would sound like. I do know what a starter sounds like if you engage one while the engine is running and that is not the sound I'm hearing.I will try to borrow a phone and record it for you guys. Thanks for your comments.
 

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Just drop it off and leave for a dealer to determine the issue. Great for all of us to hear, but this could be serious. It is under warranty so why wait?
 

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I have a 2014 diesel that has a weird rattle,grind ??? wtf noise on cold (below 0C) the last 2 times I have started it.
It lasts till I rev the engine a bit then is gone. I have a hard time describing it because I have never heard a noise like it
and I've driven for 45 years.I wonder if any one else has had this happen?
I know exactly what you're talking about. My car does it too. I've been meaning to ask the dealer to look at it when they do an oil change, but keep forgetting. It's been going on for me now for a while. I'm curious what you find out.
 

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IIRC, mine made a sound on startup last winter that could be like what you're describing. It quit when it got warmer and never returned. It never sounded serious to me so I never bothered taking it in. I would be happy to listen to your sound clip and let you know if that's what I heard.
 

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Mine is garaged so she is pretty happy and not pissed off. When I had my 95 Mercedes I replaced all the glow plugs and one broke off, so it would start with just 5 of 6 glow plugs, she would smoke and all and vibrate pretty good for about 30 seconds, if plugged in it would start pretty well.
 

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When it's cold out, ours is definitely not quiet about letting us know she's less than thrilled - especially when you start to dip into the negatives. But it evens out shortly thereafter.

Diesels are noisy in general, so the cold does not help that.
 

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Since I last reported I have started the car a few times and no noise?? so taking to the dealer is pointless at this stage.I will have to wait and see if it comes back and is consistent. I wish I had an explanation, it was such a wierd and disturbing sound.
Thanks for the replies and chevy service offer.I will repost if this comes back and I find out what is going on.
 

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Since I last reported I have started the car a few times and no noise?? so taking to the dealer is pointless at this stage.I will have to wait and see if it comes back and is consistent. I wish I had an explanation, it was such a wierd and disturbing sound.
Thanks for the replies and chevy service offer.I will repost if this comes back and I find out what is going on.
The noise in mine disappeared 50,000 miles ago and never returned.
 

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I wish I had an explanation, it was such a wierd and disturbing sound.
It's a diesel. They make strange noises from time to time. That's what happens when you squeeze the combustion mixture so much it explodes.
 
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It's a diesel. They make strange noises from time to time. That's what happens when you squeeze the combustion mixture so much it explodes.
True, but the sound I heard sounded like an external sound, and I am guessing it's similar to what the OP posted.
 

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Since I last reported I have started the car a few times and no noise?? so taking to the dealer is pointless at this stage.I will have to wait and see if it comes back and is consistent. I wish I had an explanation, it was such a wierd and disturbing sound.
Thanks for the replies and chevy service offer.I will repost if this comes back and I find out what is going on.
You're most welcome, oreo382. We're always happy to help! Be sure to keep us in the loop and contact us if additional assistance is needed.

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Hijacking the thread a bit. I get a weird, inconsistent, noise when the car is cold and shifting from 1st to 2nd. Best way to describe it is, like rapid tension release of a spring. More cartoonish like a clock coming apart and the springs and gears going off in every direction. It is not loud, but loud enough to be noticed. 2014 CTD 26k miles.
 

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Hijacking the thread a bit. I get a weird, inconsistent, noise when the car is cold and shifting from 1st to 2nd. Best way to describe it is, like rapid tension release of a spring. More cartoonish like a clock coming apart and the springs and gears going off in every direction. It is not loud, but loud enough to be noticed. 2014 CTD 26k miles.
Hello JRB'sOilburningCruze,

We certainly understand your concerns towards this noise that you’ve encountered with your Cruze. We’d be glad to contact your servicing dealership to bring this to their attention if this is a route you’d like to take. Just private message us with your VIN, mileage, contact information, and preferred dealership should this interest you.

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Hello JRB'sOilburningCruze,

We certainly understand your concerns towards this noise that you’ve encountered with your Cruze. We’d be glad to contact your servicing dealership to bring this to their attention if this is a route you’d like to take. Just private message us with your VIN, mileage, contact information, and preferred dealership should this interest you.

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Jasmine,

Really appreciate the follow up. I'll schedule a time with Ourisman Chevy of Bowie.
 
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