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Old 12-14-2016, 08:26 AM
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Cold start howl/squeal

The temperatures have dropped well below 0 degrees in the past few weeks and when it sits outside overnight and I start it up in the morning (remote start) it lets out a howl thats loud enough that I can hear from in the house for about 3 seconds then it's silent.

As it only does this in the morning when it sits overnight, it doesn't do this any other time. The vehicle sits in my office parking lot for 6-8 hours at a time and no squeal/howl on start up.

I can only think it's related to the drive belt/pulleys.

Anyone else experience this on their srt ? I'd hate to have to take it in to the dealer.




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Re: Cold start howl/squeal

ive heard it when i leave my car outside in PA. Temps low as 10-20 degrees. Last year when i started her after a cold night i heard the howl and she even had a hard time turning over. Even the front led ribben around the lights seemed bluish until she warmed up.
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Re: Cold start howl/squeal

Yep, any time it's very cold out. Which here in Canada happens pretty much all winter long. Most days I start it from the garage, so it isn't cold enough to do it. But if it's been parked outside overnight, or has sat outside in my office parking all day when it's very cold, yup. Exactly as you describe it. Only lasts 3ish seconds.


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Re: Cold start howl/squeal

I think this is normal I have the same sound on my 2013 overland as well and same on my 15 srt It only happens when it's very cold


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Re: Cold start howl/squeal

Yeah, I chalked it up to normal. I'll take it in if it squeals for a longer duration.


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