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98 lesabre grinding starter

Hi- my 98 lesabre just started making grinding noises as I start the car. Sometimes the car will start and a slight grind will be heard after teh motor is on, other times it grinds when I turn the key.

Do I need a new started or is something else wrong?

Thanks.

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Most likely your bendex wheel in the starter is not engaging the flywheel this could be due to a bad solenoid on the starter. chances are it's a bad starter, i would check to make sure all connections to starter are tight and you have atleast 11.5 -12.5 volts of current in the battery. low voltage can cause this problem as well

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