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Loud grinding noise is heard when the key is turned in the ignition. I presume this is a worn/stripped gear on the starter?

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It could be that, but it could also be that the "bendix drive" that throws the starter gear into the flywheel is going bad. Either way the starter will have to come off for a look-see.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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    MrSauga Oct 15, 2013

    Thank you for the quick response. The noise did occur in the past, but a few cranks of the key usually got the starter engaged. Not so anymore.

  • cy schousboe Oct 15, 2013

    That sounds like the "bendix" to me. It might pay to look around at starter repair shops instead of replacing from the dealer. At least make some calls for pricing before you spend.

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had the car been running rough before hand?

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This is a common problem with VWs. The starter is not backing out fast enough and the flywheel/ring gear is hitting the starter gear. You can remove the starter, disassemble and lube it, but since you would have it out it is recommended that you just replace it.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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