Can you diagnose a starter going out by sound? The sound my starter is making is kind of a grinding/whirling sound.
It began a few weeks ago and has become progressively worse, but has always started, so far.
Would this be the starter dying or the solenoid dying? I replaced the solenoid about three months ago because the the engine would not start; the sound there was simply a clicking sound. Mechanic agreed that it was the solenoid.
And, when the solenoid stopped working (clicking sound but no enging start), is it best to replace both the starter and solenoid at that time or was I correct in replacing only the solenoid?
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Sunday, December 16th, 2012 AT 5:28 PM