When I start the car it makes horrible grinding noise. on 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

So last night when I started cranking the car it makes a God awful grinding noise and it wouldn't start. This morning the grinding was still there but it started. My belief is that it's the starter. Aside from it being the starter and/or the flywheel is there anyhing else it could be?

Asked by for the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
gree with goodguy poss flywheel is cracked
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I would say that you are right when diag the starter you probably need a new starter drive and possibly a flywheel ,take the starter out and check the teeth on the starter drive and check the flywheel as well