2004 Cadillac DeVille Q&A

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

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. -
Answer 1
could be starter or flywheel. styarter is costly do to location approx 600.00 flywhell is approx 1500.00 if needed -
Comment 1
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. -
Comment 2
if its the starter it could cause flywheel issues and u don't want that. have it ck'd soon -