Starter is making a grinding noise while cranking ? Bad starter or flywheel possibly?
hey, whats up? Ive had problems with my starter. I bought the car and it started all the time and then it slowly started making a small grinding noise while turning the motor over to start it. The starter still worked while it grinded but i noticed it kept gettin worse and eventually it locked up. I put a new one in and it was fine and then the process started all over again with the grinding and then binding up. I have no idea what this could be. Does anyone know or has had this problem ever before? last time i had the starter off i inspected the whole flywheel by turning the motor, it was chewed up a little bit but i filed the teeth and it seemed to be fine. Please help me, i dont know whats up with this! could it be a wrong flywheel, bent, teeth dont match up to the starter? i dont know, thanks - Josh