When you hear a buzzing noise like an alarm clock near the starter while starting the engine, it indicates a bad starter. A whirring, grinding, or even high-pitched noises are the usual sounds of a bad starter. The buzzing noise is a result of a low electrical current flowing to the starter motor.

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With the cold weather season, a grinding noise now periodically occurs at first start attempt of the day. The indication is that the starters drive gear isn't engaging correctly with the flywheel. ... Teeth of start motor have worn, or the starter motor internals are worn and it's clutch mechanism no longer engages it fully.

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2) Grinding. One common sound you may experience is a nasty grinding noise. This is usually caused by the teeth on the end of the starter motor failing to mesh with the teeth on the flywheel. If you hear this noise, …

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Weird grinding noise after start up - BMW E39 523i Hello! For some time now my BMW E39 523i (1997 ~145k miles) has been making a weird noise after it was started up. The noise would last for less than a second and it kind of sounds like the starter motor disengaging at the wrong timing.

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Intermittent grinding noise coming from the starter. I'd say once every 25 times starting. I turn the key, engine doesn't crank, grinding noise comes from the starter. ... There are a couple of ways to get a look at the FW teeth besides removing the starter. Rotate the motor by the 18mm bolt on the crank pulley or walk the flywheel or torque ...

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A starter grinding noise means the starter pinion gear is not lining up correctly with the ring gear on the flywheel or flexplate. The two previous sections describe a couple of common sources of ...

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40 Posts. Discussion Starter · #1 · Mar 10, 2014. I replaced the starter about 3 months ago with an advanced auto one. Now it will make a grinding noise when i try to start it. I pulled the starter off and tested it on the work bench the bendex comes out and it spins good and i inspected the flywheel and it isnt missing any teeth i put it all ...

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when replacing a starter motor, some have shims or spacers to make correct distance when installed. if these wre left out on instalation this will cause the problem. another problem can be incorrect number of teeth on starter motor which will cause grinding sound and prevent correct meshing of teeth on flywheel

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how to fix a grinding starter on a lawn mower

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Original suspension set up but new shocks and Borgension power steering unit added. All the work was in the motor. Conversion from 350 to 383 stroker and new 64 cc aluminum heads. _____ "Made to be run hard" ... Starter grinding (10/10) 5/23/21 1:22pm. Dblancha79 Gold Member Send Private Message Weatogue, CT - USA Vette(s): 1979 C3 L82 …

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JimNut. 86 Jeep CJ7 w/ the 258. I just put a new ring gear on because the old one had lots of missing teeth and all around in bad shape. After I got the jeep back together everything seemed fine. Now a few days later when I go to start the Jeep the start engages fine but as soon as the engine fires there is a short durations of a grinding noise ...

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Check the pinion gear. It is a small gear found at the front of the starter of your car that will engage the flywheel and crank your engine. You should ensure that the teeth of your pinion gears are not worn-out or damaged. Damaged teeth will prevent your car engine from cranking. Try moving your pinion gears.

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I have been reading about others that have this same issue with a grinding noise when engaging the starter, however my symptoms are different. The boat is a 2008 Chap sunesta with a Mercruiser 5.0 MPI Serial number 1A078945. The boat was purchased new to me last year and only has 75 hours on it. ...

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If the starter is crashing into the flywheel and then turning the motor over it will give you a grinding noise. I would get a pack of shims out of the help section and install one of the thinner ones and keep going up until the noise goes away. This is a common problem so don't feel like you car is the only one doing this. Oct 10, 2007 #10

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It's not kicking the gear forward when the motor starts spinning, like it should. It can also explain 'grinding'. If the snout of the starter gear (and the starter side of the flywheel) look a bit rounded, that's because the bendix hasn't been fully engaging the starter motor.

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Mercruiser 3.0 starter grinding? Thread starter kerberos824; Start date May 28, 2018; K. kerberos824 Cadet. Joined May 28, 2018 Messages 13. May 28, 2018 ... If there is current coming out of the relays then the brushes in the motor may just be stuck, it is not too hard to free them up after the motor is disassembled. R. RyanW1985 Cadet. Joined ...

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Most likely, if it is true grinding that you hear, the problem is related to the starter. Causes include the starter not lining up correctly with the ring gear on the flywheel, missing or damaged gear teeth, or a faulty …

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I have an Olds 455 in my '79 Cutlass. Got the motor rebuilt with new cam. Motor fired right up once I got distributor correct (was one tooth off) and was able to break in cam and motor was fine. I was like ok lets get this thing on the road. Well I had to still switch out my old gas tank (i used...

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Starter grinding on 97 Vortec 350 motor

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My '97 EX500D3 bike won't start, my starter motor keeps "grinding". It will crank the engine without any problems with the spark plugs out but seems to sound like it is stalling & grinding when both or even one of the spark plugs are screwed in. I've cleaned+sanded the connections on the...

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The starter clutch can be replaced and you can save some money if you can do your own work. If not, the cost of repairing your starter and simply replacing the starter is about the same due to the added labor time required to take yours apart and replace the bad part. The starter clutch cost about $120 US.

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Steps to fix car start up grinding noise. 1) Lift the hood and disconnect the battery. 2) Locate the starter (usually under either the hood or the vehicle). To locate, follow the positive battery cable from the battery and it should lead …

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Loosen the bolts and move the starter around and re-tighten. Give it a try. If it still grinds, STOP. The starter should not be engaging until the drive gear is extended into the flywheel (i.e. the solenoid contact is made). Unless the gear is stopping and the spring is taking the impact allowing the motor to engage. Hmmmm....

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