Car

Ask a mechanic online and get answers to your car questions

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Car Questions
I have a starter problem with my 2004 Galant .I took it to a
I have a starter problem with my 2004 Galant .I took it to a midas shop and the mechanic said the starter is bad and the flywheel is damaged and they both will need to be repaired and that's why my ca… read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
20,342 satisfied customers
Toyota Tercel: Hi, my 88 Tercel 4wd has just stopped turning
Hi, my 88 Tercel 4wd has just stopped turning over this afternoon, i had previously engaged 4wd moving some stuff up a dirt track on the farm, when i went to start it up again there was a gritty eletr… read more
Canuck Tech
Canuck Tech
Associate
501 satisfied customers
2500HD: 2002 duramax 3rd starter. When I try starting i get
2002 duramax 3rd starter. When I try starting i get a grinding noise quit walk away come back five minutes later starts right away anybody have any idea… read more
Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly
Auto Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,460 satisfied customers
2003 Tiburon: GT...mechanic replace my clutch which went..starter
Have a 2003 Tiburon GT. Had mechanic replace my clutch which went out. 2 months later, it seemed as though my starter went out...could hear it trying to engage (whining sound). Replaced the starter an… read more
Mike S.
Mike S.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,175 satisfied customers
89 oldsmobile delta 88: 3.8l engine, i have put 3 starters..changing
i have a 89 oldsmobile delta 88 with a 3.8l engine, i have put 3 starters in the vehicle in the last 3 months and the starters keep burning out. Is this the transmission causing this? I am tired of ch… read more
Rick Taylor
Rick Taylor
Repair Business Owner/Technician
HS and some Community College
42 satisfied customers
Taurus: start my..grinds..fly wheel that needs..needs replacing
When I start my Taurus. The first few times it grinds and does not start. My husband says it is the fly wheel that needs replacing, not the starter because we replaced the starter last August. I thoug… read more
Ivan
Ivan
Automotive Instructor
Bachelor's Degree
4,857 satisfied customers
94 eldorado: the 4.6 northstar V8. when i..starter..grinds..flywheel
i have a 94 eldorado with the 4.6 northstar V8. when i start it the starter grinds. i replaced the starter and i am having the same problem. the nose cone on the starter seems too long ans the case is… read more
autotech155
autotech155
Head Technican
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
182 satisfied customers
98 jimmy with problems wont start..timing..i took the spark plugs..maf
i have a 98 jimmy with problems wont start just turns over i have spark fuel and timing when i took the spark plugs they were full of fuel i replaced but it still doing the same i fires up one time an… read more
Dan
Dan
Auto Technician
Associate Degree
Infiniti I30: cold outside..new starter..start right away most
My Infiniti I30 2000 does an sporadic sound when I start it up anytime during the day sometimes; I do not know when it will do it, it does not matter if it is cold outside....it does it ! It has a new… read more
Ted G.
Ted G.
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,754 satisfied customers
1991 saab 900: the 2.0 liter motor and 5 speed trans..starter
I have a 1991 Saab 900s with the 2.0 liter motor and 5 speed trans. My problem is with the starter. Sometimes when trying to start the car, it just makes a grinding noise. I can turn key off the re-tr… read more
Gary
Gary
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
156 satisfied customers
Jeep: It has a 1979 258 inline 6 motor with 1984 transmission
I am working on a jeep for a friend. It is a 1984 cj7. It has a 1979 258 inline 6 motor with 1984 transmission. Before they installed the 1979 motor, they had no problems with the starter. Since they … read more
Jay
Jay
Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
20 satisfied customers
2003 ion: when I go to start it the starter engages..immediatly
I have a 2003 ion and when I stop and shut the engine off for gas or something. when I go to start it the starter engages but only turns the engine a quarter turn. so I have to take the key out and wa… read more
Steve
Steve
Service Manager/ Technician
5,472 satisfied customers
cadillac seville: wont start..starter..same grinding sound
my cadillac seville 99 wont start i thought it could be the starter but when i turn the key it makes the same grinding sound as if the car was already on… read more
Ted G.
Ted G.
ASE Certified Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,754 satisfied customers
1987 Mazda B2600: grinding noise..push start) it runs fine..engage
1987 Mazda B2600 5 speed Transmission When i turn the key it makes a god awful grinding noise, sounds like the engine is coming apart. when it starts (push start) it runs fine. now the starter just sp… read more
Ethan Andrews
Ethan Andrews
Bachelor's Degree
54 satisfied customers
RV...rv, the Starter was grinding and not engaging the flywheel
I just bought a 1985 Holiday rambler Class A RV. It has a 454 big block engine with only 39K original miles. While trying to start the RV, the Starter was grinding and not engaging the flywheel. When … read more
Brad
Brad
Lead Diagnostic Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,361 satisfied customers
1998 Acura: sedan..there will be a grinding noise and it wont start
1998 Acura 3.5RL sedan. When starting the car every so often there will be a grinding noise and it won't start. The next turn of the key it starts no problem. We had the same problem in 05 and Honda r… read more
robert legowski
robert legowski
2,030 satisfied customers
1979 chevy: van..me 3 shims and a round rod with the starter..flywheel
i have a 1979 chevy g 20 van i am replaceing the starter. they gave me 3 shims and a round rod with the starter. i think the rod is used to check clearance with flywheel. my question is where do i and… read more
Don - Mo Lurch
Don - Mo Lurch
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
10,789 satisfied customers
1999 cougar: iireplace the starter and still grinds the fly wheel
The Starter grinds when starting a 1999 couger. iIreplace the starter and still grinds the fly wheel… read more
autodoc_2000
autodoc_2000
Automotive Technician/Asst Service Manag
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,556 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Excellent reply, and also very quick. Really sounds like the Expert knows what he is talking about. I will be back to use your service when I need more help with my RV.

DutchUSA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Technician

1,345 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Ted G.

Ted G.

ASE Certified Technician

1,754 satisfied customers

20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

1,564 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Auto Service Tech

680 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Former ASE Master Tech

2,562 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

2,181 satisfied customers

ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,009 satisfied customers

12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x