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Engine: K20z3
Trans: 02-04 RSX
Chassis: GS-R

Transmission will make this brief grinding noise upon cold start. Only happens when cold and it almost sounds like when you don’t have it fully in reverse and let out the clutch.

I’m stumped. (I know it’s the trans because we just swapped the engine and it was making the same noise prior to engine swap)

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'03 RSX Type S
182 Posts
I'm with Brotato
My bet on starter solenoid sticking too long on the "engaged" position. Mine did the same thing on 03 rsx. Will make same sound as trying to start the car while its running. If it ends up being the starter might i recommend denso or even denso reman. Of course diagnose issue before loading the parts cannon.
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