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My 2004 kia spectra will not start, even when i replaced a new starter

Had replace the starter 2 times, when i turn the key, a grinding noise

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Did you replace the starter yourself or have a garage do it? It sounds like the starter gear is not aligned properly with the ring gear on the engine. Sometimes a 'shim' is needed to make them align. Compare the old starter with the new one to see they are exact or is if a shim fell off when removing the old.

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