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Q: On starting excessive grinding

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ON starting excessive grinding before start

My car has 100000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: First thing to check is the engine oil leve...

First thing to check is the engine oil level to make sure the crankcase is full. While checking, observe the condition of the oil on the stick. The starter assembly can become very noisy as the unit ages and begins to wear and cause grinding noises when operating. I recommend having a certified professional, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your car to inspect the car in person in order to diagnose and repair the grinding noise and ensure that further damage isn’t done.

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