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When I start the car it makes horrible grinding noise.

(2003 Chevrolet Cavalier)
in Chandler, AZ on October 02, 2013
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?
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of Greg's Orange Auto on October 03, 2013
gree with goodguy poss flywheel is cracked
on October 03, 2013
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
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