My 2007 ford taurus with 60K miles makes a clicking / grinding noise when I first start the car. It makes the noise only when the car has been sitting for longer than 30 Minutes. I only drive short trips in the city. I'm afraid the engine is not getting oil during the start up.
Engine Makes Noise when starting on 2007 Ford Taurus
by chuckg41 in Mount Pleasant, SC on July 11, 2009
ANSWER by hemicuda , July 13, 2009
better have a tech check this, sometimes when a starter is worn out the gear won't fully engage the flywheel and will grind away at the flywheel and damage the teeth and ruin the flywheel.
ANSWER by wayn22 , December 06, 2013
Cheap faulty oil filter--switch to Motor craft