Being the victim of regular noises on your car will probably be distressing, a car is so elaborate that it is most of the time hard to locate its source and even more difficult to find the part that causes it. In case you too have already came accross a cold engine noise on your Seat Ateca, we can clearly support you. Indeed, we decided to compose this content to be able to analyze the main causes of an engine that rattles when cold on your Seat Ateca. First we will look at engines that is rattling only when turned on, then because of improper oil and finally because of glow plugs.


The engine of my Seat Ateca is rattling only when starting

If the engine of your Seat Ateca generates a cold rattles, specifically when starting and which fades quickly afterwards, it is possible that your engine lubrication is to blame. Indeed, the oil strainer (the part that sucks up the oil and makes it rise to the top of the engine) can be harmed and therefore take time to make the oil rise when it is still very viscous. If this is your case, after a few tens of seconds the engine that slams your Seat Ateca should return to normal operation because the lubrication of the engine will be done normally, remember to examine the condition of the engine.

Engine of my Seat Ateca that rattles when cold because of too fluid oil

Another possibility which can justify an engine which cold rattling on your Seat Ateca is that during an oil change the choice of oil was not best, indeed, engine oils differ on their viscosity, which we will review with the “W” value, the higher this value is the thicker the oil will be and vice versa. If a too fluid oil has been chosen, it is possible that when cold, the lubrication it allows is not enough to limit engine slamming, compare the oil used and the oil suggested by the manufacturer, if your engine clicking is strong or if it persists on your Seat Ateca, do not hesitate to swap it with the right oil.

Engine that rattles when cold on my Seat Ateca cause of the glow plugs

If you have a diesel engine, your engine is rattling when cold, and it has problems starting when it is cold, it may be your Seat Ateca glow plugs that are defectives. Indeed, a dead spark plug will induce the attached cylinder not to heat up and will trigger a stronger rattles on an engine Seat Ateca, so take into account testing the state of your spark plugs separately using a multimeter, it may be that only one is involved like all of them. Here, we have described to you, the main motives of an engine that cold slam on a car, do not hesitate to browse our page specialized to your car to find additional information on all the breakdowns linked to your automobile.

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