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Old 04-06-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Car won't start making a grinding noise!

All of a sudden my car started making a grinding noise this morning but it started. I leave school to head to work and the grinding was worse when starting but it still started well i got to work and and turned the car off then out of curiosity i tried to turn it over and grinded but no start tried it a couple times. Im hoping its the starter even though ive never encountered a starter going out this way. Need some expertise on this, is there any way to get my car to start to get it home.
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It's definately your starter man. If your car is stick you can push start it... Have someone push the car while in neutral and then pop the clutch....
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Be sure to check the flywheel the starter connects to. Depending on how long you've been grinding the teeth on that starter you may have broken teeth on the flywheel.
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Check your main ground wire for a good connection to the frame, if its barely grounded it can make a "grinding" noise while trying to start, mine does it.
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It was the starter i ended up having to get it towed cost me 80 bucks my car is automatic so a jump start was out the question I put a new rebuilt one on, my old starter was busted all to hell. Im just glad i didnt screw up the flywheel, but thank the good lord shes back and running.
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