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Harsh, grinding engine noise at cold startup. This noise does not happen when engine is warm.

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Grinding not good. Check all of your fluids. Mainly your tranny and engine oil.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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    malbin108 Jan 23, 2013

    Changed the oil a week before this video. Also flushed and replaced anti-freeze. All fluids are fine.



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sounds as if the starter is going bad could also be your starter is not engagding in to the flywheel right when it is cold

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