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2004 Acura MDX Question: cranking noise

 

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monv, Anchorage, AK, April 15, 2009, 16:26
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I have a problem with my car.When I start my car it makes a noise like I over cranked it but i didn't over crank it. Can someone help me with this problem.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 16, 2009, 00:05
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    When does it make this noise? Is it just after you have released the ignition key after starting the engine or when operating the ignition key to the starter position? If so the starter or ring gear/flex plate may be damaged.
    The starter will need to be removed and inspected for damage. With the starter removed the engine should be rotated to inspect the ring gear for damage.

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    monv, April 16, 2009, 11:04
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    it happens when i crank up the engine..thanks for your help ill see what is wrong with it.If anyone has any experience with this please let me know how you got it fix and what might be the problem...

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    Visitor, April 27, 2010, 15:17

    i had a similar problem and replaced my starter with a duralas from an auto parts store. It cost about $350 but i got a whole new starter. after the mechanic removed it, he turned it and it made that aweful sctratching like sound. it works fine now

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    Visitor, October 02, 2010, 06:50

    Mine at 80,000km started to make same slow to disengage zipping/grinding noise and got worse with time. once removed i noticed the moving parts had a dry gummed up film on them like dried up sticky grease so i cleaned (with break clean) and oiled with light machine oil all the moving parts ie; the shafts nylon bushings and gears. that solved the problem and saved me $350.00 bucks with the design of this starter i am betting this is very common problem with this type of starter

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    Visitor, October 02, 2010, 06:59

    Mine at 80,000km started to make same slow to disengage zipping/grinding noise and got worse with time. once removed i noticed the moving parts had a dry gummed up film on them like dried up sticky grease so i cleaned (with break clean) and oiled with light machine oil all the moving parts ie; the shafts nylon bushings and gears. that solved the problem and saved me $350.00 bucks with the design of this starter i am betting this is very common problem with this type of starter

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