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84 caprice classic you have changed the starter but there is a really bad grinding noise when you star the car what could it be?


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2006-07-02 16:33:49
2006-07-02 16:33:49

The ring gear around the flex plate (torque converter) could be damaged. Pull the dust cover off the bell housing and examine the gear as you turn the engine by hand. You may want to use a prybar or other device to assist you. If you see an area of the gear that is worn through or nearly worn through, you'll need to replace the gear. The flywheel is probably damaged. The flywheel has a gear rung around the outside which is where the gears on the starter engage to start the engine. It is possible that you did not put the proper shims in when you installed the starter as sometimes the alignment is slightly off which could also cause the grinding noise. Make a video of the noise and put it on You Tube and ask people what it sounds like. VBdenny

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