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Starter occasionally makes grinding noise and does not crank engine when key is turned to START position. Next attempt may or may not reproduce problem. When it reoccurs during multiple attempts to crank, moving the car only inches will correct.

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Broken teeth on flywheel or starter pinion. take starter out and bench test it. if starter seems good and no teeth are missing/worn, inspect flywheel through starter whole

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You may just have a bad starter, but you may also have some teeth ground down on the flex plate. You need to remove the starter and inspect the flex plate by rotating it around slowly by turning the crankshaft at the front with a socket and ratchet

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