Question about 2003 Toyota Matrix
Most likely it is your starter. The starter has "teeth" that interlock with "teeth" the turn the engine over and get it started, over time these teeth can wear down causeing the grinding sound you hear. And, until you turn the key a bunch of times and get it so it's on the good teeth, it won't start. That's why it sometimes does and sometimes doesn't.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
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