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This is a discussion on short grinding noise within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I noticed twice today, that upon turning the engine over, their was a short (1 sec) grinding noise, and it ...

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    short grinding noise

    I noticed twice today, that upon turning the engine over, their was a short (1 sec) grinding noise, and it happens the second the engine is capable of turning on its own. Would that be a sign of a failing starter?

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    Sounds that way. The gear drive isn't retracting into the starter as fast as it should be, thus grinding along the flywheel/flexplate.

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    It's new starter time dude !!!!
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    alright thanks guys, any recommendations on a good starter?

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    No recommendations, however, don't let it go too long as starters have been known to take out chunks of the engine block in extreme failures.

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    okay thanks, i'm gonna replace a soon as i get back from sturgis

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    def a starter. take it to your local parts store they should be able to test it for free

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