what could be the problem?


Asked by Oct 02, 2014 at 09:08 AM about the 2001 Volkswagen Golf

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 VW Golf 1.6,it makes a weird noise like clearing throat when i start it up either in the morning or afternoon. this problem only started 3 days ago. please help.

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1 Answer


load clicking noise? if its a load clicking noise when you start its just the vavles it means they are dry and sticking. try some slick 50 in your next oil change and see if that fixes the problem

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