After a few minutes from starting, car has intermittent noise that sounds like it's coming from back of car.

Asked by Oct 12, 2013 at 02:59 PM about the Honda Civic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Within 5 minutes of starting car, there is a periodic low sounding noise almost like metal rubbing against metal.  It lasts a couple of seconds and stops.  Then it starts again in a few minutes.  At first I thought it was stuff in my trunk, but it's not.

2 Answers

55

Catalytic Converters need to be replaced or maybe even the muffler. Id bet on the Cats(catalytic converters)

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thanks for your info. I'll take it to my Honda dealer this week.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1999 Honda Civic Dies while driving 88 answers

    i have a 1999 honda civic ex which has 165,000 miles. Within the last few months the car will shutoff while driving. i have no power steering, nothing. i have to pull the car to side of the road an...

    1999 Honda Civic

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what happens to your car when you need a new alternator 4 answers

    my car shut off while I was driving and then started back up and shut off again a few minutes later.

    2004 Honda Civic LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 01 civic Lx Coupe Grinding Noise? 2 answers

    Can anyone help me out? I dont know much about cars, so bare with me.. I have a 01 honda civic lx coupe (AutoTrans). It recently started making grinding noise under the hood, somewhere around the p...

    2001 Honda Civic LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Drove car with radiator cap loose :( 5 answers

    Okay so I left the cap loose and I drove it for about 15 miles as I'm getting off the freeway I notice there's white smoke coming out of he hood and the temperature meter was going up. So I stoppe...

    1998 Honda Civic EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • muffler backfires with irritating sound... 12 answers

    a couple of months ago i took out the resonator and fabricated a 2.25 OEM pipe... i have a 2-feet long repacked muffler (RS5 Bosal) which has a nice quiet sound with a bit of hoarseness during idle...

    1996 Honda Civic DX

    -

    Car Customization

Search Honda Civic Questions

Honda Civic Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 980
#2 Jonathan Ford
Jonathan Ford
Reputation 970
#2 Takoda Fraser
Takoda Fraser
Reputation 970
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
796 Great Deals out of 85,752 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda Civic Coupe
151 Great Deals out of 17,065 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
733 Great Deals out of 71,823 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
966 Great Deals out of 89,959 listings starting at $750
Used Honda CR-V
911 Great Deals out of 60,638 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
983 Great Deals out of 80,584 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Civic Hatchback
10,377 listings starting at $18,318
Used Mazda MAZDA3
241 Great Deals out of 31,768 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Elantra
561 Great Deals out of 53,233 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord Coupe
146 Great Deals out of 10,295 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
504 Great Deals out of 56,488 listings starting at $1,095
Used Ford Mustang
447 Great Deals out of 45,460 listings starting at $2,700
Used Nissan Sentra
425 Great Deals out of 54,411 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,008 Great Deals out of 32,537 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta
418 Great Deals out of 39,687 listings starting at $950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.