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I had the same problem with my '93 Mercury Tracer. If you look under the hood, you should see the catalytic converter at the bottom, on top of that is a heat shield thing, just simple bend that back a bit, and it should fix the "Griding noise." At least, that's what I did to fix my problem.

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Q: What is the grinding noise you hear in your car when you first take off?
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