when condenser starts it makes a strange noise

I have a five year old Carrier 38TXA (puron).
I have it checked once a year, and it just passed about a month ago.
One thing I noticed this week is that when it starts up, I hear the fan go on, and then about 5 seconds later I hear a different noise that goes for about 2 seconds. It sounds like something is engaging or starting up with the fan (some extra drain on the system or motor).
Question: Is this normal? If not, is there something I should have checked?
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On 9 Jul 2006 09:34:30 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

This is not normal, in fact it is down right dangerous. You need to pack the entire family up and get the hell out of there!
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Al Moran wrote:

It sounds like that is the compressor trying to start or starting, the start however is being delayed for dsome reason. There may be some information available for that here
www.airconditioning-help.com
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wrote:

...then came that rumble, way down in the ground. And as smoke and gas belched out of that mine, everybody knew it was the end of the line...
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posted for all of us... I don't top post - see either inline or at bottom.

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Impossible to tell, unless one of us is there to hear the noise, and figure out what it is. I'd be tempted to call a HVAC company if the noise continues more than a day or two. Or if it gets worse.
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