Question about 1994 Cadillac Seville

1 Answer

My starter the flywheel is grinding into the starter what should i do

Posted by on

  • Scott May 11, 2010

    Something is misaligned...what recently changed? did you replace the started and now its doing this? can you look at the flywheel while cranking to see if u can tell what it is?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

The flywheel doesn't usually grind into the flywheel it's usually the other way around. The starter upon trying to crank the engine over will make a grinding noise. This is the sign of a bad starter drive in the starter and it will need a new starter. The longer you wait on getting this repaired the more damage will be done to the flywheel and this is a very costly repair because the motor and transmission needs to be seperated apart from each other to pull the flywheel out and replaced.
Hope this helps keep, us posted.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Starter grinds on flywheel


worn bendix or worn ring gear

Nov 28, 2013 | 1993 Toyota Pickup

1 Answer

Starter and selanoid are new yet starter still grinds sometimes


it can be a few things. the starter may not be lined up properly with the flywheel or the flywheel may be chipped from the grinding or the starter may just be loose.

Nov 03, 2012 | 1999 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

2003 Lincoln Navigator starter grinding when starting


If you mean the starter grinds from time to time and won't crank the engine when it happens, the problem could be a bad spot on the flywheel and/or a faulty starter. The starter uses a magnet and bendix gear to push the starter gear into the flywheel. If the magnet or bendix is weak, the gear will not engage and can damage the teeth on the flywheel.
You need to have the starter removed and check the flywheel teeth for damage.

Aug 03, 2012 | 2003 Lincoln Navigator

1 Answer

Starter motor grinding


This sounds like you will need to remove the starter to be sure...this grinding is usually caused by the spring loaded armature not releasing to retract into the starter after starting...this grinding means the starter is not disengaging from the flywheel...sometimes installing shims to shorten the engagement length works, but on your late model Toyota, this would be unusual...probably will need to replace the starter. Continued driving could cause serious damage to the flywheel, a costly repair...don't wait to repair or replace...the engine and transmission need to be seperated to replace a damaged flywheel. Try the starter first. Hope this helps. You share a famous name with "Harry Morgan" of the MASH TV series:)

Jul 06, 2012 | 2008 Toyota Yaris Sedan

3 Answers

I have a 1996 astro van...when i go to start and turn ignition it makes this real bad grinding sound? could it be the flywheel or the starter ?


It could be either the flywheel or the starter.
If it's grinding, don't try it again until you've removed and examined the starter and flywheel. If the starter solenoid isn't fully engaging the bendix, it will cause the gear to grind; replace or rebuild the starter if that's the case.
But you should examine the flywheel to see if it is seriously damaged from the problems you've had. Put a mark on the flywheel using a magic marker, then examine the flywheel as you slowly turn the engine by hand. (make certain that the ignition is off when you do that, you don't want anything bad to happen to your hand.) The mark on the flywheel will indicate when you've been able to examine the all of the teeth on the starter ring.

Mar 19, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet Astro

2 Answers

Grinding noise when ignition is turned


THe starter engages the fly wheel and in the process turns the motor over to cause it to crank. The grinding can be a bad starter causing the gear to either not engage fully or not disengage. It can also indicate missing teeth on the flywheel from damage from starter. If the car cranks and grinding goes away it points to the starter solenoid not engaging properly.. pushing gear into contact with flywheel. I would recommend replacing the starter and you can replace it with a good mechanical knowledge and DIY.

Jun 08, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

3 Answers

Grinding starter on my 1988 Ford Bronco II


the sound you hear is the starter grinding against broken teeth on the flywheel, for that to be repaired the flywheel on the vehicle will need to be replaced.

MIKESTA

May 11, 2009 | 1985 Ford Bronco II

1 Answer

Starter grinds


sounds like the flywheel is shot take out the starter and look at the flywheel and see if any of the teeth are missing ect rotate the engine over by hand to check teh entire flywheel

Jan 11, 2009 | 1989 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

1 Answer

Problem with ignition switch, starter, flywheel


that sounds correct what happens is the starter still tries to engage the flywheel and grinds the teeth off both. Replace switch then worry about starter flywheel if it starts fine don't worry about it you may have saved it if you didn't let it run that way long

Dec 24, 2008 | 1999 Saab 9-5

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Cadillac Seville Logo

Related Topics:

299 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cadillac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60867 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Cadillac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...