1999 Mercury Cougar Q&A
1999 Mercury Cougar Question: Grinding noise when starting
I've replaced the starter, and the key ignition switch. I occasionally hear a grinding noise when I turn the key to start the car - about 1 out of every 25 starts. Usually happens while car has been sitting for several hours. Could this be the fly wheel ? If so, how much does it cost to replace. - Thrifty
Was it grinding before you replaced the starter, some rebuilt starters have the bare minimum done to them at the rebuild facility and the grinding is usually the starter gear isn't fully engaging the flywheel and could possibly damage the flywheel teeth over time , so if a repair shop installed the starter see if its under warranty, Napa has a labor reimbursement program for the starters they sell not sure about the other auto parts the labor to change the flywheel is 9 hours and the part is $80 and is available at http://www.parts.com/ put in your year,make and model then put flywheel in the search box. - hemicuda
did you ever figure it out. my friend has the same issue? firstname.lastname@example.org thanks... - timf1981
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