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Engine noise when turning key to off

Engine noise sounds like a metal ping against flywheel

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  • cchayes16 Feb 10, 2009

    Would the ignitions switch short sound like something is hitting the flywheel? Also, i only hear the noise when turning the key to the off position not when starting the car..... What do you think

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Your ignition switch is shorting out

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • rachel stephens Feb 10, 2009

    what is happening is your switch is shorting and your starter is kicking back out and hitting flywheel hope this helps good luck but you could also check if your flywheel is loose sometime that happens usually accompanied by a slight rattle in neutral.

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