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Grinding Noise on Startup

Old 04-02-2007, 09:00 PM
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I have yet to see a timing chain rattle or loosen up on the new stangs, i highly doubt this is your problem possible starter concern i could understand it being the starter withn a few mins off running but 2 to 3 mins after starting idk [sm=interesting.gif]
It was 2 - 3 seconds after starting. So a starter does seem very plausible to me now. I'm gonna have to have it checked out.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:08 PM
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I also had this grinding sound on cold starts, but it did not sound like a stuck starter. But after reading this thread, I took the starter out (3 bolts and 2 nuts for electrical connections), gently pulled the engaging gear and using a toothpick greased up the shaft. No more noise! Thanks guys.
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Originally Posted by Derf00 View Post
+1 Starter motor bendix sticking. If it happens again, have them (the dealer) check it out. Could be the starter sticking or ignition switch shorting.
I have a 2006 mustang v6 auto and when I cold start it has a bad grinding noise and it will only go away when it gets warm do you have any Idea what it might be
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:51 AM
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Just wondering if anyone in this thread ever came up with a solution for the grinding noise. I have a 2008 Mustang GT manual trans and when I cold start it has a bad grinding noise that sounds like a circular saw. It will only go away when it gets warm... does anyone have any Idea what it might be?
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There's a TSB about the bellhousing separator plate:
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