My old Honda just got a new starter. It makes a grinding noise momentarily
when I crank it over that sounds just like the sound that comes from trying
to start a running engine.
Our mechanic says that that noise can happen when a new starter's "sharp'
gears" have some difficulty with the worn gears that they are meshing with,
and that it should abate over time.
We trust our mechanic but wonder if there could be other factors at play
As Jim and Leftie say, it could be alignment... but I'm concerned it could
be a lubrication problem in the new starter. If it doesn't get better in the
next two weeks don't waste any more time - it will have to be fixed.
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