Q: Starter grinding

asked by on October 10, 2016

Replaced starter, making grinding sound when starting truck

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for your question. It sounds like the starter bolts may not have been tightened properly or the starter could be faulty as a new part. I would recommend retracing your steps to make sure that the starter was installed properly. If you know for certain that the starter was installed properly, I would recommend taking it back to the place that you bought it for warranty it is likely that the starter is a bad part. If a new starter does not resolve the issue it is possible that your flywheel or torque converter plate has missing teeth. If this is the case I would recommend enlisting in the assistance of a qualified professional to assist you with this issue. Here at YourMechanic, we can have a technician come to your home or office to inspect and diagnose this grinding noise for you, and make or suggest the necessary repairs.

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