Mechanics

GRINDIND OR CLICKING SOUND WHEN ENGINE IS SHUT OFF

1996 GMC Sierra • 172,000 miles

Usually when it's cold, when I shut the engine off there will be an awful grinding or chattering sound coming from the area of the starter or the front of the driveshaft. When I try to restart the truck, it feels like it is bogged down. I will bump the engine over a few times till it starts normally. The sound it makes when I turn the engine off is comparable to say the sound the wheel makes on The wheel of Fortune as it spins. What can be causing this?
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Bohnarczyk
October 30, 2013.




Are you sure the starter isn't staying engaged when you first start the truck?

Wrenchtech
Oct 30, 2013.


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