Loud, grinding sound ONLY when first driving

Asked by Feb 11, 2016 at 09:11 AM about the 2006 Kia Sorento LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi there!
So here's my issue: when I start my sorento in the morning, it sounds like a
large stick in a bicycle's tires. It's so loud, but once I hit a certain speed
(20mph) it quiets significantly. It pretty much goes away once I am on main
roadways going +45mph. Note: I do intend to take my vehicle to my
mechanic after work today, i just want to be sure it is safe to drive there. OR
if there is anything I can do on my own. No warning lights are on, btw. Car is
running fine as usual. No vibrations.

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This sounds like one of the fans is hitting something when there on. If this is the case it could cause a hole in the radiator. Have it looked at ASAP.

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