When car starts or idles tinny kind of noise goes away when warmed up but then occurs on and off

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Asked by Jun 16, 2011 at 02:32 PM about the 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tinny sound when starts up and is cold noise goes away when warmed up but will happen
on and off when driving for a couple of hours but is faint noise anyone know what this could
be.

2 Answers

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My car does the same. is it like a little scratchy noise

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Fed up with noise got worse yesterday so stopped by Mitsubishi service paid 34.95 fee and they found that it was one of the blades on the cooling fans(the two that are right behind front bumper) stones fly up and one tip of blade was half cut so that is what was causing noise. To put in a new fan is costly as you have to take off front bumper. Tech said not worth it he just clipped loose part off and no more noise.

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