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2004 Cadillac DeVille Question: When I start the car theres a thud. This does not happen each time.

 

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californiacaddy, El Sobrante, CA, September 09, 2012, 02:54
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This occurs after aproximately 10 starts. It makes the thud/metallic sound then its fine. I dont know if its the starter but someone suggested it may be that. Is that an expensive repair and can i avoid the dealership service costs.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14262 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 10, 2012, 13:23
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    could be starter or flywheel. styarter is costly do to location approx 600.00 flywhell is approx 1500.00 if needed

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    californiacaddy, September 10, 2012, 14:03
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    Thanks Greg. Does driving it with this problem do any further damage? Either repair is a huge cost and I would not want to add to the problem. I suppose as it worsens the thud will be more frequent.

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    globalhelper, September 10, 2012, 15:38
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    if its the starter it could cause flywheel issues and u don't want that. have it ck'd soon

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