Sorry to confuse you with the starter reference. That was the best way I could describe the noise but it has nothing to do with the starter. It is a transmission problem. The noise happened after the car was started and when trying to shift into park. It wouldn't go into park, only grind, until I shut the car off and shifted into park with the car off. Then the problem went away. I was wondering if there is a sensor or something that controls the shifting into park. Maybe the solenoids in the valve body? Why would the problem fix itself? I don't want it to happen again.
Thanks for your help