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95 Buick lesabre making loud grinding noise when starting. Once started runs and drives fine no noises

Car has always been loud upon start but this is a new grinding noise which is very very loud. I'm thinking it may need a spacer plate as this starter I believe was a universal duralast starter for GM vehicles.

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Yes, you are probably right about the spacer or shim. A salvage yard should have lots of them for little or nothing. When you remove the starter for the spacer, check the drive gear end of the starter for severe wear. If it is chewed off very bad, have a new drive gear put on, or replace the starter.

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SOURCE: 98 lesabre grinding starter

most likely your bendex wheel in the starter is not engaging the flywheel this could be due to a bad solenoid on the starter. chances are it's a bad starter, i would check to make sure all connections to starter are tight and you have atleast 11.5 -12.5 volts of current in the battery. low voltage can cause this problem as well

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You may need to install what they call shims in between the starter and the flywheel in order to align it correctly with the flywheel

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