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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Question: When I turn the key to start it, it makes a grinding noise and it just started

 

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flutefan, Greeley, CO, January 12, 2012, 08:32
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It's as if I'm holding the key too long. It doesn't do it on every start up, just randomly.

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    January 12, 2012, 14:13
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    starters going out. bad bendix spring.

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    flutefan, January 12, 2012, 14:20
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    Thanks....how much does that run?

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    ramp dog, January 12, 2012, 17:19
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    any where from 50 to 200.00 for a rebuilt. but youll need to take the old one w/you as there is a core charge. you might just have them run a check on that starter while you're at it. they are not always reliable checks though. I know,I was told the starter on my saturn was fine but I did not like the sound of starter was making. replaced it and viola problem was solved. don't panic though, take it to auto zone and have them run the check the'll do it for free. it sounds like its shorting out internaly if the gears are not retracting away from the flywheel when you let go of the key.

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