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I tried to pinpoint where the sound was coming from (hoping it was just something like an alternator), but it seems to be coming from the bottom of the engine bay - either engine itself, trans or maybe even AWD-related component? Is the trans really even "doing" anything when the car is in park - is there anything "turning" that could cause a whine/groan?

To me, that just doesn't sound "healthy". But if "they all do it", then "it is what it is", I guess.... I'll definitely bring it up when I take the car in for a few other minor things, but I would have to leave the car overnight for them to hear it.
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My 2016 SXT has same start-up whine.
Has it always made that sound? I do think that the sound is "amplified" a bit because the car is in a garage when the recording was made. Might not be so obvious if the car was parked outside in the open when I start it.
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Has it always made that sound? I do think that the sound is "amplified" a bit because the car is in a garage when the recording was made. Might not be so obvious if the car was parked outside in the open when I start it.
I’m not sure if the sound was always there. Just noticed it this winter while walking out to the car after remote start.
The ‘19 I picked up yesterday does not have the noise (yet....).

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Jtrosky. its 33 degrees here and I just went outside and started my car. Sounds just like yours. The noise reminds of the sound of an hydraulic power steering pump that is low on fluid. I think that is a normal sound.


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Ok, thank you - at least it sounds like it's a "normal" sound then... Sure seems to be a lot of strange, but "normal" sounds with this car (tick when cold, groan at cold-start, strange electronic-like noise when washing the car, etc)! :-)

Does anyone else hate that there is no trans fluid dipstick??? I mean, I get it, the fluid level *shouldn't* change unless there is a leak - and it needs be checked when the fluid is at a certain temperature, etc, but damn, I'd still rather to be able to check it on my own! For all I know, the trans fluid is low, for whatever reason (underfilled at factory, it's leaks while driving the car but not while idling, etc). Hate they they take this "basic" stuff away from us... The fluid-level-check is so complicated, I'm almost afraid to have the dealership check it...

Another "strange" sound that I've noticed is that my HVAC actuators seems to make a noise every 5-10 seconds (can hear it when the radio is not on and sitting at idle) - at least I *think* it's an HVAC actuator - mainly coming from the dash right in front of the driver. Almost sounds like something is "stuck" and it constantly tries to adjust itself. Then again, I have a feeling this may be "normal" too. :-) It's on my list of things to have the dealership check...
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Does anyone else hate that there is no trans fluid dipstick??? I mean, I get it, the fluid level *shouldn't* change unless there is a leak - and it needs be checked when the fluid is at a certain temperature, etc, but damn, I'd still rather to be able to check it on my own! For all I know, the trans fluid is low, for whatever reason (underfilled at factory, it's leaks while driving the car but not while idling, etc). Hate they they take this "basic" stuff away from us... The fluid-level-check is so complicated, I'm almost afraid to have the dealership check it...

Another "strange" sound that I've noticed is that my HVAC actuators seems to make a noise every 5-10 seconds (can hear it when the radio is not on and sitting at idle) - at least I *think* it's an HVAC actuator - mainly coming from the dash right in front of the driver. Almost sounds like something is "stuck" and it constantly tries to adjust itself. Then again, I have a feeling this may be "normal" too. :-) It's on my list of things to have the dealership check...
I bought one of the first 2005 Mustangs built, just because I loved that retro look. It was my first experience with not being able to check the transmission fluid. Not only would it be nice to see if the fluid level is low, but if it isn't nice and red, then you know something is wrong.

When you talk about these strange sounds, is your heater or AC on? Do you have the right and left side set at the same temperature? I just know it's common to turn the car off, and a few minutes later hear the actuators still moving.

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Yes, it's usually on "Auto", but still, it's adjusting the same thing over and over and over at the exact same intervals (5-10 seconds) - even when driver and passenger are "sync'd". Makes no sense that it would need to be constantly adjusting something *that* often and at the exact same interval. At least not to me.. :-)
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My 2016 SXT has same start-up whine.
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Warm weather has arrived car still has lifter noise in 2 wheel drive. Appears to now be somewhat intermittent. Took the car to the dealer but unfortunately it started raining hard and ticking noise could not be heard when driving. Dealer checked exhaust and says there is no leak. In my mind this is definitely lifter noise and at times they are now noisier than ever even when engine is fully warmed up. Like before they only start ticking when you are driving and put a light load on the engine. Yesterday they started clacking louder than ever and I started driving towards the dealer to have them listen to it, but of course half way there they quieted right down. Very frustrating!
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