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My Kia Picanto '2004 with 1.1 engine (I'd mention in the Hyundai Getz, which has the same motor), makes this howling noise when starting the motor after a cold night. The volume of the noise decreases within a few seconds, but it stays noticeable for maybe a minute.

In the past, it made this noise only when it's very cold, like -8°C, but now this happens every morning, though the temperatures are around 0°C.

Any idea what could be the cause of this noise? It's not the belts, since those would sound different, plus I poured some water of them to exclude they make the noise.

  • Are you revving up the engine by pressing the accelerator or does it rev up by itself? Anyway, doesn't sound like belts to me, I agree. – juhist Feb 24 '18 at 13:50
  • It sounds like the power steering pump. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Feb 24 '18 at 13:56

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