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it makes a grinding noise but the engine doesnt even try to start.

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my car is not starting. it makes a grinding noise but the engine doesnt even try to start. why?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Renault
Expert:  I. Silva replied 4 years ago. sounds like you are going to need a new/rebuilt starter.

The starter solenoid/Bendix is worn out and is not engaging into the flywheel.

When removing the starter take a look at the flywheel ring gear ,sometimes it goes bad also, but am sure it is going to be just the starter motor.

Good luck . Let me know.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
could you tell me where can i find the starter motor on my clio 1.9dti?
Expert:  I. Silva replied 4 years ago.

Hello, sorry i don't have this model in this country but all you have to do is, fallow the positive cable from the battery because you will need to disconnect this same cable at the starter to replace it.

Good luck.

Thank you.