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When the key is in the ignition, It won't go back to the Run position from the start position causing a grinding sound to happen.


Sounds like a bad spring in the ignition cylinder or the ignition switch itself isn't returning the key and switch to the Run position as it should. Most any auto repair facility can check and replace the switch for you. Note that the ignition lock cylinder (where you put the key in and turn) is NOT the switch. The switch is connected by a linkage up to the lock cylinder. The cylinder moved the linkage and the linkage moves the switch.

It would not hurt to squirt some WD-40 or other spray lubricant in the lock cylinder to see if that resolves the problem. Don't use lithium grease though, only use a light lubricating oil spray, and don't go crazy with it. Just a couple of squirts.

May 03, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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I am hearing a grinding noise when turning the ignition on my 2005 dodge ram 1500.Truck is automatic and runs fine when in driving.


Have an auto electrician look at the problem but I suspect that the starter solenoid is starting the armature spinning before the pinion gear is properly engaged in the flywheel teeth. If so the starter can be repaired either by a new solenoid or adjusting the pinion movement before the armature gets power.

Nov 30, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Engine won't start. a grinding sound but wont fire.


Are you saying the starter is grinding but the engine is not cranking, or the engine is cranking and making noise and not starting ?

Feb 21, 2013 | 1991 Honda Accord

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2000 olds alero cranks then makes a metal grinding sound and won't start


You need to have your flywheel: replaced.Your starter motor engages against the fly wheel at the back of the motor. Every time your motor stops it tends to be in the same few positions (just the way things work) so there is more stress on some parts of your fly wheel than others. Because of this the teeth wear out on the fly wheel which means the starter can correctly engage on the fly wheel which is the grinding noise.

Jan 18, 2013 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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My mercedes ml350 won't sart..when i turn the ignition it makes a sound but the engine won't start


I don't know if this is helpful but an engine needs three things to work. Air, fuel, spark.

Jan 15, 2013 | 2006 Mercedes-Benz ML 350

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2001 jaguar s-type won't crank battery new and charged. Turn the ignition car won't make a sound


many things will cause no start problems could have faulty ignition switch.use test light see if power going to starter if not check ignition fuse to starter.if power going to starter, more likely starter solenoid or starter faulty.if ignition fuse okay and starter and solenoid okay still no start problem could be in the ignition switch or inhibitor switch faulty.code scan for faulty theft security system which will also cause no start conditions.

Oct 22, 2012 | 2001 Jaguar S-Type

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My plymouth breeze won't start, won't make a sound, but my lights and horn still works , help me.


any real answer yet? did the problem ever get resolved? i have the same problem with my sister's car. too cold to diagnose tonight, but will post the solution probably tomorrow. since the lights and heater works, but ignition and radio arent getting power, my first guess is there's probably a fried fusible link which controls the 2nd accessory power to the ignition switch. will post a solution soon.

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Car won't start but makes a grinding noise like when the car is started already


This sounds like a damaged starter drive gear and engine flywheel gear.

Feb 25, 2012 | 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

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My car on tuesday would not turn over. It sounded like if you left your car out in the winter and it won't start right away but mine will not start at all. Now as of Wednesday it is making a...


sounds like your battery is just low,, it doesn't have the amps to actually turn the car over fully, you have 2 options, get the battery charged, or try to get someone to help you with a jump start,, either way , once you get it started, take the battery and have someone do a LOAD test on it,, to be sure all the cells are taking a full charge

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