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03-07-2004, 01:17 PM
When i start my car, not all the time it sound like i overstarted the car. When i take it to the dealership they cant duplicate the noise. Can anyone help me?

03-07-2004, 03:13 PM
I know exactly what you're talking about. I have the same problem but the battery and starter are both good. One quick fix I did was to put a little lithium grease on the pinion gear. It didn't make the sound for a few months afterwards, but it's back now and then. I can't tell you the real solution, but I'll be replacing my starter sometime this year just to be on the safe side.

03-08-2004, 12:18 PM
The starter isent disengaging, as was said you will probably need a new starter.

03-08-2004, 01:49 PM
mine was doing the same thing so I just purchased a new starter drive....$10 is always better than the price of a new starter

03-09-2004, 08:18 PM
if i take it to the dealership and tell them its the starter, is there anyway of them to check it. my warranty is done in less than 10 000km i dont want to have to pay for it, if i have warranty