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 Post subject: Starter motor Clanging Noise
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:59 pm 
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Has anyone had their starter motor make a clanging noise like banging 2 bits of steel together before?

It just started doing it the other day. Im hoping its only a dodgy starter motor and not flywheel damage.

It goes away once the car starts.
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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:14 pm 
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yep on my AU it was loose torque convertor bolts, but obviously doesnt apply to you
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 Post subject: Re: Starter motor Clanging Noise
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:24 pm 
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Did your noise go away once the car was running?

Hopefully its not loose clutch or flywheel bolts.

Gearbox is heavy. :cry:
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 Post subject: Re: Starter motor Clanging Noise
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:27 pm 
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yeah just whilst cranking then motor fired up and noise gone

alot of loud s**t, i thought it was something worse
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 Post subject: Re: Starter motor Clanging Noise
Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:40 pm 
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maybe, just maybe your starter motor might be loose??
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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:23 pm 
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It does sort of sound like its coming out and slamming back in. I'll jack it up tonight for a look if the rain goes away.

Hopefully it's that simple.
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 Post subject: Re: Starter motor Clanging Noise
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:08 pm 
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It wasnt loose.

The starter doesnt look any different.

Any ideas if I should just replace it and hope for the best or should I look elsewhere?
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:23 pm 
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Turns out my flywheel is missing a tooth.

Does anyone know why this would have happened?

Do I need a new flywheel?
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 Post subject: Re: Starter motor Clanging Noise
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:16 pm 
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one tooth or more? if its one i wouldnt worry bout it just yet untill it gets bad or you need to take your gearbox off for some other reason. like clutch or wateva.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:17 pm 
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Just 1 I think.

Yeah Im really not looking forward to taking the gearbox out again. Its bloody heavy.
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:23 pm 
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id probly leave it till it becomes more of a problem.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:26 pm 
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Would you do the same if it was an $1800 clutch and flywheel?
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:30 pm 
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it will get worse... every time the starter hits the missing tooth the next tooth is copping a hammering.. so unfortunatly sooner or later the starter moter gear will or the next tooth will go..

i would be asking mal wood about warranty??
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:41 pm 
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as said sooner or later it will creap itself. wont do anythin to the clutch. its the flywheel is broken then its broken. cant fix em so no point babyn it. just keep a eye out for another one.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Starter motor Clanging Noise
Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:50 pm 
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Mal wood in particular oed666 from boosted falcon are going to sort me out with a new ring gear.

I don't need a new flywheel. Yay.
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