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bdecker1992 12-24-2012 03:12 PM

Strange noise when starting
When I start my jeep (2003 rubi), it makes almost a grinding noise and doesn't start as strongly as my girls jeep does (2004 sport). I was thinking bad starter. But a buddy of mine thinks its a flywheel issue. Would a flywheel really cause these symptoms?

harleydragon 12-24-2012 04:44 PM

yes,bad teeth on a flywheel can cause it

bdecker1992 12-26-2012 04:54 PM

It can even cause the starter to turn over but not start right away and sometimes not start at all?

bdecker1992 12-29-2012 06:12 PM

Also how can I find out which is the provlem?

bdecker1992 01-05-2013 10:10 PM


cclax44 01-05-2013 10:12 PM

on my yj when it is cold it is harder to turn the key and it makes sort of this grinding noise, which is just the starter motor staying ngaged too long because the lube is thick with the cold. try putting some graphite in the key hole that helped me

bdecker1992 01-05-2013 10:17 PM

Thanks. Ill have to check that out. Unfortunately it did it in warm weather too but you never know. Maybe it's the starter

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