I have a 2002 Nissan Sentra (manual transmission). I recently started noticing this horrible metal screech/squeal/scraping sound when my car starts moving from a stopped position. It’s the worst when the car starts moving after it’s been still for a bit. I thought it was due to the cold weather because when it started getting warmer, the noise issue went away. Unfortunately, the weather is warm, and it’s back in full force.
The noise almost sounds like the noise that some semi-trucks (or large buses) make when they press on the brake. But my car only makes the noise when it starts moving and it only lasts a few seconds. It also doesn’t happen every single time, which makes it even more frustrating.
I’ve got about 115,000 miles on the car and was seriously hoping it’d last me until September when I start my new job. Considering that the car is probably only worth $1500-2000, I’m really not looking forward to taking it to a shop. Hoping someone on here might have some ideas before I decide what to do with it.
Thanks in advance.