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Won't start. Harsh grinding sound from starter

2000 Silhouette. 110,000 miles never any problems before. Wife drove it yesterday. Made 1 stop and came out and it wouldn't crank, turn over, "made no sound". I had her mess with the shifter and key switch and it started but was running rough. She went 5 miles on highway and when she got off the temp gauge was to the red. She drove 1/2 mile to a safe pull off and turned if off. When I got there (1 hour) it didn't seem hot but made a really loud grinding noise when I tried to start it and then just clicked the next time I tried it. It still makes this very loud grinding noise (more than I would think a bad starter would make) then if you try it you can hear the starter click.

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Starter has teeth that mesh with teeth on the flex plate . most of these type grinding noises are do to missing teeth on the starter gear or flex plate missing teeth .Does your vehicle have a automatic transmission ? Have you had starter replaced lately ?

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It could possibly be the starter, but before you get that far make sure the Battery cables are connected very tight. If loose the car won't start or do anything. Also make sure the battery cable is grounded.

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hello first thing you need to do is take your starter out the starter drive gear either has busted teeth or the flywheel does with the starter removed mark the flywheel with chalk crayon so you no were you started from look at the teeth good keep turning the motor by hand checking till you come back to the original mark you made if there are no chips or missing teeth look at the look at the starter drive teeth there most likely busted or chewed down replace the starter goodluck please rate

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bad ground wire on battery.

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if an ignition switch fails, sometimes you can jiggle the key and it will start right up. its very hard to tell. but if you can start it by bypassing the ignition switch, then its the switch itself. go to this site for more detailed info--- aa1car.com/library/1999/cm119948.htm---this page should help. click on top link.

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SOURCE: 2001 Oldsmobile silhouette. Cold day,

Sounds Like A Problem With your thermostat. Good Luck

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