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Starter, car starts, but the starter rattles on the fly

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JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: car starts, but the starter rattles on the fly wheel
JA: What is the model/year of your Honda?
Customer: 2012 CRV
JA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I waNT TO REPLACE THE STARTER. I want to know if I have to go down from the top; remove the manifold. Or come up from below and get right to it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: NO

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The service manual has you go in from under the front.

I will get you the instructions so you can see how it's done. Be right back.

Here are the instructions from the service manual. It can also be done from the top but the intake manifold will need to be removed.

Intake manifold exploded view.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Top rate service, thank you.

Sorry for the delay. Thanks, ***** ***** rate or accept my service.


Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I replaced the starter and the grinding noise is still there for a few seconds just as the engine starts to run.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hopefully you got the question about the starter noise still there even after replacing the starter. What is doing the grinding noise? It doesn't sound good.

Can you record the noise for me?

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