Close
QUESTIONS

RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: Starter sometimes screeches when turning the key. on 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

It seems very sensitive to how hard you push in the key. My wife almost never has a problem and I always have a problem. We've had the car since new and this has never been a problem until about 3 months ago.
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
I'm not sure I understand the "bad starter drive". Would that be corrected if I replace the starter? I've done that on other cars, so I know it's not that difficult. Thanks in advance.
Starter drive or some call bendix is in starter. Unless you have local starter rebuild shop usually makes more sense to just replace starter. When starter removed look carefully at teeth on starter drive- if you see worn or broken teeth- that's your problem. If not- inspect teeth on flywheel.
Didn't find what you were looking for?