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so my 2012 3.7 is starting to make this grinding/metallic noise when i start it. it doesn't last long, maybe a second or two max and it doesn't do it consistently.

any ideas of what it is? i want to bring it in but i don't want to waste my time since it doesn't do it consistently and ford will just say "could not reproduce issue". i know that ford usually doesn't listen to videos as evidence for diagnosis but I'm starting to take a video every time i start my car

it sounds similar to this but more metallic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2HaZwPGJuM
 

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Could be the starter drive, or the flex plate. You should be still under warranty. Don`t worry, it will get worse & Ford will hear it.
 

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I had a broken tooth on my Flywheel and the starter was catching it, making a BAD noise... long story short.. FORD put in a new flywheel and starter @ 25,000 miles.
 

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so my 2012 3.7 is starting to make this grinding/metallic noise when i start it. it doesn't last long, maybe a second or two max and it doesn't do it consistently.

any ideas of what it is?...
I'd like to assist, MuffinMan91. Please send me a private message with your full name, updated odometer reading, best daytime contact number, VIN, and dealership information. I'll look into available options.

Brittany
 

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Any chance your AC was on? Mine did it once - this week ironically. I had left the AC on - which I never do - just wondering if it was the compressor kicking on right after startup.
 
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