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2008 Hyundai Sonata Question: Upon starting the car, the ignition continues to make a harsh noise...

 

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vinnychary, 3.3L V6, Plano, TX, February 29, 2012, 12:22
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... Like when you turn the ignition on when the motor is already running. I also hear this noise sometimes when shifting into or out of parking gear (auto). What could be the cause?

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    csubak30 February 29, 2012, 15:06
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    Sounds like a transmission issue. Do you have any check engine lights on?

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    vinnychary, February 29, 2012, 16:05
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    Thanks. I kinda suspected that too... But my mechanic thinks I need a new starter.

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    csubak30, February 29, 2012, 17:27
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    Your starter would not make noise shifting from any gear to any other gear.

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    vinnychary, February 29, 2012, 19:02
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    Yup, I said that too! But he says there is a flywheel, a part of the misbehaving starter unit, that is probably continuing to brush against the transmission instead of retracting once the engine is started,causing that sound. This should naturally stop when the starter is replaced, he said. (Or something like that!) I think I'm going to try that... Again, thanks a lot for your input.

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