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Old 10th November 2015, 13:17   #16
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Is it just a single CLICK - or does the engine keep cranking loudly but not start ?

If its just a single click - it could be a starter solenoid / relay problem.
My car is 4.5 years old, have run for 50,000 km.
From last 2-3 days, when I want to start the car, I first hear a single click. Then there is a time delay before the engine is cranked.



What could be the reason?

I changed the battery (the stock battery was 4.5 years old, anyway I was planning to change it in a month or so).

Checked the starting immediately after replacing the battery yesterday; the sound is same. I have not run the car so far on the new battery.

Request your inputs.
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Sounds like the solenoid problems. If you can open it then just cleaning the contacts will be enough, else just replace it.
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Hello,

Since last 2 days, there is a weird screeching noise that is emanating from the starter motor whenever I crank to start my car. The car starts after the noise.

I have recently replaced the battery(2 months back). I will be going to get my car checked over the weekend to my FNG. Before I do that could any of you experts help what could possibly be wrong with my car?
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Hello,

Since last 2 days, there is a weird screeching noise that is emanating from the starter motor whenever I crank to start my car. The car starts after the noise.

I have recently replaced the battery(2 months back). I will be going to get my car checked over the weekend to my FNG. Before I do that could any of you experts help what could possibly be wrong with my car?
Please get the starter motor checked. I suspect:

a) The rotor/armature bearings may be shot an unable to take the load whilst cranking the engine.
b) The 2nd suspect is a faulty starter motor solenoid/relay.
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Bad Solenoid will chatter and not screech.

The screeching is due to the bushes of the starter motor wearing out completely, so that the metal backing is pushing against the commutator. Get it checked ASAP otherwise you may have to change the commutator or if that is not feasible the whole starter motor.

A small probability is that the motor bearing have gone.

In any case either of the problems can only be checked after taking the starter motor out and dismantling it.
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The screeching is due to the bushes of the starter motor wearing out completely, so that the metal backing is pushing against the commutator. Get it checked ASAP otherwise you may have to change the commutator or if that is not feasible the whole starter motor.
Good point and certainly more likely than shot bearings or solenoid. Thanks!
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Bad Solenoid will chatter and not screech.

A small probability is that the motor bearing have gone.

In any case either of the problems can only be checked after taking the starter motor out and dismantling it.
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Please get the starter motor checked. I suspect:

a) The rotor/armature bearings may be shot an unable to take the load whilst cranking the engine.
b) The 2nd suspect is a faulty starter motor solenoid/relay.

Thanks for your valuable input Guys, I will get it checked soon.
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