My car stopped clicking over changed out the battery still didn't click over change out the starter clicked over twice then car stayed on with a loud grinding noise I cleared out the codes after I cleared them I tried to turn on the car and no click went to the relay and jumped it from there now it turned on but the grinding noise is still there and still will not turn on with the key and something killed my brand new battery
My car has 20000 miles.
It sounds like you have three issues: a possibly faulty battery, a no start condition, and noise on starter engagement. The condition of the battery can be verified through a load test. If the battery checks out OK, once you get the vehicle running, be sure to check the charging circuit output at the battery posts so you can assure yourself that the battery is being properly re-charged when the car is running. Starter grinding noise is due to either an internal failure in the starter or improper alignment of the starter on the transmission bell housing. Sometimes starters have to be shimmed. If the alignment of the starter is OK, and there are no faults with the starter ring gear on the flex plate, typically the starter is replaced if there is grinding noise.
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