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We have a 1999 Chrysler 300 & after so many times of not starting and leaving me stranded, we figured out the problem was the Starter Solenoid. We took out the Starter, replaced the Solenoid and got the Starter put back in, and the car starts right up, but there is a loud whistling sound that won't stop, and we are afraid it's something serious so we just shut it back off. We've gone through everything to make sure we got the starter and all parts back in correctly? Anyone have any idea?

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It sounds like the steel plate between the starter and gearbox must have got bent while fitting the starter and is now scraping against the flywheel

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