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Hello Everyone,

For the past 2 months my 2003 accord I4 w/mt has been making this weird "squirt" sound after each start. It only comes within the first few minutes of starting the car, and after each time I start it. I made a little video and the noise pops up right around the 11 second mark. It seems to be coming from the center or towards the right side. I cannot figure out what it could be. Anyone else had this problem before, and any input from you guys would be great. Thanks in advance.

 

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Can you locate the noise more closely? If its from under the dash it may be one of the heater door actuators moving. If its from the engine compartment it could be something like the AC compressor, ABS self test or power steering pump. Try starting the car with the AC & defrost completely off. Otherwise you can open the hood then start it to see if you can tell whats making the noise.
 

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Sounds like an electric motor spooling.

I don't know what motor that would be though. Are all your vents working? try starting with the fan OFF. I can't tell if it is on or off in the video. Could also be the CD changer if you have one. Wiper wash spray motor? Wiper motor?

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I had a/c, heater blower, all electronics off. I think fan was off as well. I'll try to capture a better video tomorrow. As far as locating the noise, it sounds like its by the passenger side close to the fire wall.
 

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Heater core, AC evaporator, or ABS.

Can you pretty much predict when it will occur after startup? Open the hood and look for all the brake lines going into a box next to the passenger strut tower. Between the strut tower and the wiper fluid fill cap. That is the ABS system. Put your hand on that/listen close when you think it will occur and see if you can detect anything.
 

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Did not get the time to make a video. Yes, it is 100% predictable, within a few seconds when I shift into first and start to roll, every single time...pretty annoying:headbash: I'll try with temp set to warmest setting, then start again and drive to see if that makes a difference. Then, I'll try to get a friend and do a slow roll and listen for the sound in next few days. Should I try to maybe pull fuses and do test runs and see if I can pin point it that way, or is that a bad idea?
 

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I think if you can predict it, just open the hood and have someone drive the car while you listen.

Or pull the ABS fuse and see if it stops.
 
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