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Has trouble starting

The car makes a grinding noise when trying to start does not do it every time

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  • Kimby_L Aug 27, 2008

    Mine does the same thing, and it usually does it more when I first start it in the mornings or when it's been running and it gets shut for 30 min to an hour it doesn't want to start correctly.

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Could be starter orpulleys

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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That noise is that there is teeth missing on one or more spots on your flewheel. so when the starter trys to engage with your flywheel (when it happens to stop on that spot when you turn your car off) it grinds, im guessing when you try it again it usally works. so you will need a new flywheel.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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