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Loud starter grinding noise when engine is started

I started the engine and the soleniod was still engaged. I stepped on the gas the noise went away.

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I'd suggest having your flywheel checked, if it's an automatic transmission, after you get your starter checked and/or replaced.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

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


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trying moving the belts and turning the engine by hand. You might be able to move the flywheel to somewhere that the bendix teeth can grab.

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Sounds like a wheel beaing noisey but never known a sensor on a bearing before though sure your not confused with the ABS sensor?

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

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.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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